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TITLE
Craigard Day Centre Documentary (English 1 of 20)
EXTERNAL ID
SMO_ISLANDVOICES_01_EN
PLACENAME
Lochmaddy
DISTRICT
North Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: North Uist
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd
SOURCE
Gordon Wells Sabhal Mor Ostaig
ASSET ID
146
KEYWORDS
social work
special needs

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This is a short documentary about the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. It's a centre for people with disabilities, run by the Social Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council.

This video is taken from the DVD 'Guthan nan Eilean' which was created by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd as part of the European Leonardo POOLS project. The DVD comprises 40 short videos, aimed at learners of both English and Gaelic, which show daily life in Uist and Benbecula.

The project coordinator for 'Island Voices' was Gordon Wells. Link to the project blog here

This is the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. It is run by the Social Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council.

As well as a workshop, there is a kitchen and a sitting room where you can have a cup of tea and a chat.

A number of people come here to take part in different activities.

Donald Mackinnon attends two days every week.

Jamie MacCuish does the same.

Among other things, they can make furniture, for example stools.

They sell these locally.

Staff in the centre encourage them in all sorts of ways - for example to create their own works of art. Marnie Keltie is the day care supervisor.

The work may look simple. But sometimes, from the beginning to the end, you have to take a number of different steps. And when it is complete, you can be proud of the work you've done.

One day every week everyone goes to Taigh Chearsabhagh, the local museum and art centre, for lunch and to look round any exhibitions.

At the moment, some of Donald's and Jamie's own pictures are on display in the café. And some have been sold already.

It's also a nice opportunity to get out, see what's going on locally, and have lunch.

In one gallery, woollen hats and jumpers and other clothes are on display.

In the museum Flora Macdonald is demonstrating traditional spinning and weaving techniques. Donald gets a chance to try for himself.

Donald is keen on music, as well as art. The day often finishes with him playing a tune or two on the accordion when they get back to Craigard.

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Craigard Day Centre Documentary (English 1 of 20)

INVERNESS: North Uist

2000s

social work; special needs

Gordon Wells Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Guthan nan Eilean / Island Voices

This is a short documentary about the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. It's a centre for people with disabilities, run by the Social Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council.<br /> <br /> This video is taken from the DVD 'Guthan nan Eilean' which was created by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Cothrom Ltd as part of the European Leonardo POOLS project. The DVD comprises 40 short videos, aimed at learners of both English and Gaelic, which show daily life in Uist and Benbecula.<br /> <br /> The project coordinator for 'Island Voices' was Gordon Wells. Link to the project blog <a href="http://guthan.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">here</a><br /> <br /> This is the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. It is run by the Social Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council.<br /> <br /> As well as a workshop, there is a kitchen and a sitting room where you can have a cup of tea and a chat.<br /> <br /> A number of people come here to take part in different activities.<br /> <br /> Donald Mackinnon attends two days every week.<br /> <br /> Jamie MacCuish does the same.<br /> <br /> Among other things, they can make furniture, for example stools. <br /> <br /> They sell these locally.<br /> <br /> Staff in the centre encourage them in all sorts of ways - for example to create their own works of art. Marnie Keltie is the day care supervisor.<br /> <br /> The work may look simple. But sometimes, from the beginning to the end, you have to take a number of different steps. And when it is complete, you can be proud of the work you've done.<br /> <br /> One day every week everyone goes to Taigh Chearsabhagh, the local museum and art centre, for lunch and to look round any exhibitions.<br /> <br /> At the moment, some of Donald's and Jamie's own pictures are on display in the café. And some have been sold already.<br /> <br /> It's also a nice opportunity to get out, see what's going on locally, and have lunch.<br /> <br /> In one gallery, woollen hats and jumpers and other clothes are on display.<br /> <br /> In the museum Flora Macdonald is demonstrating traditional spinning and weaving techniques. Donald gets a chance to try for himself.<br /> <br /> Donald is keen on music, as well as art. The day often finishes with him playing a tune or two on the accordion when they get back to Craigard.