Hundred Thousand Hits!
Another numerical milestone was passed on Friday 14th February, when the Guthan nan Eilean YouTube channel, “Island Voices Videos”, clocked up its 100,000th view – and added another eleven by the end of the day, “sharing the love” on Valentine’s Day. (Uncannily, we seem to time these moments to coincide with special days in the calendar year – we went through 50,000 on the night of Hallowe’en just over a year ago.)
The razor-fishing documentaries are still among the most viewed clips, but also trending now are the “Gaelic journey” films that recorded the project’s visit to Ireland around this time last year. And the geographical spread amongst our viewers is quite remarkable. The top five countries remain the same: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. But YouTube analytics also reveal that the channel has now been viewed in a total of 173 different countries around the world. Visitors are always welcome. Ceud Mìle Fàilte oirbh uile!