Eilean Chanaigh/Summer on Canna was broadcast on BBC ALBA last week and was followed by another programme about Canna, Solas: Margaret Fay Shaw of Canna. However, both programmes are still available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.
Solas explores the life of the American folklorist Margaret Faye Shaw and her friendship with Whisky Galore author Compton Mackenzie.
Magda Sagarzazu, who was a personal friend of well-known folklorist John Lorne Campbell and his Pittsburgh born wife Margaret Fay Shaw and became the highly-respected keeper of their nationally important collection of Gaelic culture and language, passed away in San Sebastian on Wednesday June 3.
Canna House may not be as old as many of the other historic properties in the Highlands and islands, but it is certainly one of the most important.
Jessica Winnifred MacKinnon admitted to driving her car along the rocky beach on Canna.
Little did the Pennsylvania relatives of Margaret Fay Shaw know when they packed her off to the home of her ancestors in Scotland to ‘sort her out’ as they called it, that the orphaned teenager would grow to become one of the world’s most celebrated photographers and cinematographers.