Am Fasgadh , the only folk museum in Scotland, was established a few years ago in the Island of Iona by Miss 1. F. Grant , the historian whose knowledge of Scottish domestic life in past centuries is probably unrivalled. This summer the museum has been moved to the more central neighbourhood of Laggan on the River Spey. being reopened about a fortnight before this broadcast.
Tonight Ian Finlay will describe a recent visit to Am Fasgadh, explaining what a folk museum such as this one sets out to do.
The Unofficial Chronicles of Invermuir by ELIZABETH and IAN MACPHERSON
Tonight Ian Macpherson and his wife, Elizabeth Macpherson , release to the microphone the first batch of a series of letters from a hypothetical village called Invermuir. This village is typically Scottish, neither Highland nor Lowland, but a little of both. The events which agitate the surface of its life are those common to similar communities throughout the length and breadth of Scotland. When the portrait album is filled, listeners will have an authentic gallery of Scottish life. The letters are supposed to come from only a few figures in the life of Invermuir of different rank and outlook. Tonight listeners will meet Dr. Gray, dry, rather off-taking, and occasionally very angry ; Finlay MacEachern , game-keeper; Shon Macrae. poacher; and last but by no means least, Jane Baxter , brisk, efficient, and bossy.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Macpherson have had first-hand experience of the kind of life they are depicting and both are very capable writers. Mr. Macpherson has published ' The Shepherd's Calendar '. ' Land of our Fathers', and ' Pride in the Valley one of his latest works, was published in the beginning of this month. On behalf of the Scottish Country Industries Development Trust he is making a survey of country trades.
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