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Plans for the celebration of the centenary of the Whalebone Arch in Bragar are now in place with various events going on next week.

Monday 1 August will see the popular and well-known presenter Coinneach “Mòr” Maciver in conversation with Mary MacAulay and Joan Mitchell, two of the daughters of Murdo Morrison who was instrumental in the whalebone being erected at the family home at Lakefield in North Bragar.

Comunn na Gàidhlig have organised a Summer Club for children on Monday 1, Wednesday 3 and Friday 5 August with a programme of activities based around the theme of the sea and sea animals and which will take place in Grinneabhat.

“From Bunavoneadar to Bragar” will see Dòmhnall Màrtainn giving a talk on the history of whaling in Lewis and Harris. This will take place in Grinneabhat on Thursday 4 August starting at 7.30pm

A display of photographs, artefacts and over 100 art posters from the children of Shawbost School and Sgoil An Taobh Siar will also be available to view throughout the week in Grinneabhat.

The week’s proceedings will come to a close with a cèilidh in Grinneabhat featuring Murdigan Dòmhnallach, DB MacLeod and friends on Saturday 6 August starting at 8pm.

Tickets for this are available priced £10 / £7 from Grinneabhat (01851 71021 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Grinneabhat Community Programme is supported by The Robertson Trust, Western Isles Development Trust, HIE, Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Community Land Scotland.

Further information is available from Murdo Morrison (Community Officer, Bragar and Arnol Community Trust) on 01851 710210 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.