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Visit / Exhibitions / Bealach an iar-thuath (Northwest Passage)


Bealach an iar-thuath (Northwest Passage) 08 Oct 2019 – 10 Nov
Level 4

A partial selection of rare works from the late 70s and mid 80s by three photographers provide a unique insight into Scotland’s Gaelic communities.

Glyn Satterley presents a document of life in the neglected area of Caithness and Sutherland at a time when the myth was much banded about that the oil industry brought wealth and prosperity to the whole of Scotland. David Gordon’s work highlights the centrality and interdependency fishing had in the island community of Lewis, whilst Paul Glazier’s images in Vatersay present a poignant insight into the most Southernly inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides.

Part of the The Royal National Mod, Scotland’s premier Gaelic cultural festival. 

Image: © Glyn Satterley

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