Monday, 24 August 2009

Ulaidhean, BBC Alba - Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

I've just watched an interesting half hour documentary on BBC Alba about Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. The programme was the eleventh episode of a series called 'Ulaidhean' ('Treasures'), presented in Gaelic by Derek MacKay and Kirsty MacDonald, and was basically a half hour tour guide around the museum.

Very interesting - Jacobite mementos, talismans to fend off the 'evil eye', an upside down portrait of Cromwell, and many other interesting artefacts with interesting tales behind them. It can be watched again if you live in the UK through the BBC iPlayer at

Well worth watching - for those without Gaelic it is subtitled in English! The next episode focusses on Mull Museum, and will be on Friday 28th at 8.30pm, BBC Alba.

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Tam C said...

It's a great idea to film in museums all over the country and share exhibits and information with people who can't physically visit the buildongs.

Chris Paton said...

Couldn't agree more! :)