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Portnahaven, Islay, Argyll and the Isles (Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)

Favourite Places: Port Wemyss

By Catherine Johnston

Catherine MacTaggart, Sheena MacKellor, Marion McGregor, Catherine Johnston, John Cameron and Etta Shaw.
Image provided by Smartify

This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In this audio series, learn about the places across the region that hold special meaning to the people of the Highlands and Islands. In this recording, which forms part of a group interview captured at Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle, listen to Catherine Johnston as she describes her connection to the beautiful Port Wemyss on the south-western tip of Islay.

...on a beautiful day you're looking across at Ireland and the sea is sparkling...I remember as a child a lot of the boys from the village were sea men...we would all stand on the highest rock with a white tablecloth and wave frantically...it was just so emotional, the whole village took part in that!

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