The Sea Anemone costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

Storytelling

In our Storytelling section I will be reading you a selection of stories rooted in the history and culture of the Outer Hebrides. Here you can find two very different Hebridean fairytales, one with a modern twist and one more rooted in a traditional style. You can also listen to an audio piece on The Herring Girls, where I give a brief history of the industry and recount some of the recollections of my three aunties as they travelled the islands and coasts of Britain in the 1920s and 30s as herring girls.

The Mermaid's Purse hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore