Smartify: Audio Collection
What does the 'spirit' of the Highlands and Islands mean to you? Here, listen and discover the 'spirit' of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who know it best in this series of interviews carried out by the brilliant team at Smartify.
Coming to Lewis
Explore the spirit of community life on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis through the experiences of artist and retired head teacher Gill Thompson.
Favourite Places: Balnakeil Beach
"...it's big wide horizons and big skies - it's beautiful."
Creativity & Cosmic Gifts on Arran
Listen here to award-winning contemporary author and Arran islander Nix Moretta as she discusses finding an adopted home on Arran, the cosmic gifts that the island provides and finding her literary calling.
Arran, Scotland in Miniature
Join Charles Currie as he shares the fascinating natural and cultural history of Arran, putting community and people at the forefront of Arran's story and his thoughts on the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands.
In Focus: Gàidhlig, Ag Ionnsachadh Còmhla
"...it's so much part of our landscape and you'll see that wherever you go, our place names. The land was peopled by Gaelic speaking - it was the Gaelic language that animated the land, that's kind of how I see it."
Explore the dark history of Skye and a tragic MacLeod gathering at Lag Buidhe through the eyes of Muldin MacPhie.
In Focus: The Battle of Culloden
In this edition of 'In Focus', listen to Susanne MacDonald, Raoul Curtis-Machin, Katey Boal and Marie Annand as they discuss the infamous Battle of Culloden Moor (1746) and its aftermath, which had irreparable repercussions on Gaelic culture and the communities of the Highlands and Islands.
A Fishy Encounter
Join Marion McGregor as she recounts an interesting encounter with a local resident in Bridgend, Islay.
The Characters of Skye
Join Muldin MacPhie on a drive down memory lane on the winding roads of Skye and hear unbelievable tales of local characters which have rightly earned their place in local folklore.
Favourite Places: Nairn
"...it is the home of Hollywood royalty still! Tilda Swinton lives round the corner. Serious!"