Tobar an Dualchais
Tobar an Dualchais (Kist o’ Riches) contains over 40,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. Below are the clips we could find that refer to Sgìre a’ Bhac in some way.
Information about a water-powered meal mill at Gress. It went out of use before the Second World War. The crofters dried their grain first. The miller took a portion of every bag of meal as payment. The mill was owned by Pàdraig Liddle. Features the voice of George Stewart (Seòras Shoyan).
The Gress MacIvers
Donald Alasdair Stewart discusses Gordon MacKay's story about his great-great-grandfather's abduction by MacIvers of Lewis, and gives some history of the Gress MacIvers. Features the voices of Dòmhnall Alasdair Stewart and Coinneach MacIomhair.
Allocation of the crofts in Gress
George Stewart (Seòras Shoyan) discusses what kind of farm Gress was and how the land was put to use. He explains what happened in the area after the land raids.
Bathadh Mòr a’ Bhac
A description of the terrible storm that drowned many fishermen from Back on the 22nd of December 1894. Features the voices of Murdo MacDonald (Moley) and Coinneach MacIomhair.
Crofts in Back Village
A short clip where George Stewart (Seòras Shoyan) talks about the crofts and “squatters” of the Back township.
Grazing practices in Back
A short clip where George Stewart (Seòras Shoyan) talks about Back machair and grazing habits.
Crofting in back
Another short clip where George Stewart (Seòras Shoyan) talks about working crofts in Back.