Bailtean Fraoich is a Documentary programme.


Bailtean Fraoich

Islay-born Heather Dewar visits some of Scotland's most picturesque and remote coastal communities. Travelling through mainland villages, Hebridean communities and vast peninsulas, she realises that it's not necessary to live on an island to experience the life of an islander. In this programme she explores the Bays of Harris. Heather meets crofter and seaman Bannatyne MacLeod, who tells her about the challenges of working the rocky terrain of this district on the east side of the island. With Donald MacDonald, she visits the beautiful village of Manish. Donald has fond memories of growing up there but explains to Heather why in 1937 his family, along with many others, took the decision to move to the more fertile west side of the island. Hamish Taylor once operated sea tours along the east coast of the island. He comes out of retirement to take Heather to one of his favourite spots - Geodha an Sgadain - where there's a spectacular and dramatic sea cave. episode 3.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

When is Bailtean Fraoich next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Alba Tomorrow, 7:30pm and on BBC Alba July 22nd, 8:00pm. See more...