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Uist Tramping Song

chorus:
Come along, Come along, let us foot it out together,
Come along, Come along, be it fair or stormy weather.
With the hills of home before us and the purple of the heather,
Let us sing in happy chorus come along! come along!

So gaily sings the lark and the sky is awake,
With the promise of a new day for the road we gladly take.
So its heel and toe and forward singing fairwell to the town,
And the welcome that awaits us e're the sun goes down.

Its the call of sea and shore; its the tang of bog and peat,
And the scent of briar and Myrtle that puts magic in our feet.
So its on we go rejoicing, over bracken over stile,
and its soon we will be tramping out the last long mile.

Old South Uist: With Eriskay and Benbecula Old South Uist with Erisksay and Benbecula. Bill Innes, originally a native of the island, presents a delightful collection of photographs of life as it was on South Uist and this is every bit a book about people as it is about place. The author's own wonderful photos from the 1950s and 60s are augmented by images from the Margaret Fay Shaw collection, Kildonan Museum and other sources and many previously unseen images are included. Among the subjects featured are the old car ferry which ran until 2001, the Pollachar Inn, Walter Blaikie, the author(!), seaweed collection, the caschroom, Ian Campbell, Donald MacDonald, the Bute hospital, Daliburgh, Roderick MacDonald (Ruraidh Posta), emigrants leaving in 1923, Angus Maclellan and Donald Macintyre, Ormiclate, Howmore School, Flora Johnstone's seashell-covered cottage in Eochar, the 1936 cattle show. the Creagorry Inn, Benbecula Aerodrome and more.

 

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