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Boatbuilding and use of boats for fishing and transport has a long tradition in Plockton, which was created by the landlord in 1801 as a fishing village because of its sheltered bay. There is still a wealth of knowledge, stories, songs and archives, which is being collected from tradition bearers by Am Bata, by schools and community groups.

It is hoped the project will create a sense of pride in the local heritage and traditions by giving young people traditional skills and reconnecting them with the older tradition-bearers in the community - and that this will create a momentum that proves that young people can become the tradition bearers of the future.

Stories and songs (MP3, PDF)

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The contributors

Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club
Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club was set up in the 1930s and has run without a gap since then. The club has a rich archive of documents, records, club minutes and photographs which it will post up on the website over the course of the project.

Plockton Historical Society
Plockton Historical Society was set up in Summer of 2007 to look after the heritage of the village and promote the acquisition of Plockton archives, memorabilia and artefacts. It runs a series of talks and exhibitions over the winter months.

Dualchas Heritage Service
Dualchas Heritage Service is based in Tigh na Sgire, Portree, and is open to the public for historical research. Dualchas has an extensive range of collections incorporating archives, photographs, antiquarian books, maps, archaeological finds and paintings and prints. The Duncan Macpherson photographic collection can be viewed on and includes images taken throughout Skye and Lochalsh from the 1910s to the 1960s. For further information please contact:
01478 613857

Auchtertyre and Plockton Primary Schools
Auchtertyre and Plockton Primary Schools are taking part in a project called Ainm is Aite to collect Gaelic placenames and stories about places from tradition bearers in their communities using digital audio recorders. Auchtertyre is taking the theme of transport, particularly transport by sea. They will post up audio clips they collect.
Come back from time to time and see what’s new.

Applecross Historical Society
The Applecross Historical Society was established in 1998 by a group of local people. The Heritage Centre, located in a renovated building near Clachan Church, opened in 2002, and provides a location for display of records and artefacts.

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