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TIOTAL
'Another Time, Another Place' (1)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_JESSIE_KESSON_01
DEIT
2008
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Jessie Kesson
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Am Baile
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1373
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo o 'Another Time, Another Place' le Jessie Kesson, foillsichte an toiseach ann an 1983. Tha e air a leughadh an seo le sgoilear o Acadamaidh na Cananaich.

'There would be no lifting of the tatties today, nor the morn, not if the rain kept dinging on like this. But the real storm, the furious conflict between the wind and the rain, was being waged high over the firth. For the earth itself never put up a fight against the vagary of such weather, but laid itself down, flat and desolate, in submission.

It had upset Kirsty, her bairns 'let off' school to help with the 'lifting' ... 'In and out amongst her feet'.

'Keep away from that bothy!' Her voice rose in warning to the bairns. 'Iv'e told you before. And will not be telling you again. Keep away from the 'Italians'!'

Bird-like, the bairns seemed to the young woman. Hopping cautiously but curiously up to peep through the both window. Fluttering away in a startled group as their mother's threats became louder.

'This weather,' Kirsty confided to the young woman, 'will suit the Italians. Nothing to do but sit on their backsides in the bothy. It will fair suit them.'

It suited the terns, taking up uits challenge, scudding high across the firth, wheeling defiantly round in the teeth of the wind, filling them out with white pride, like pictures the young woman had seen of sailing ships in olden times. Hard to tell whether the crying of the terns sounded distress or delight. Delight, she liked to think, as she watched them zooming down and rising high. Like fighter planes, across the firth.'

Rugadh Jessie Grant McDonald ann an taigh nam bochd an Inbhir Nis agus cha robh a màthair pòsta. Ghluais i-fhèin 's a màthair a dh'Eilginn far an robh iad a' beò ann am bochdainn gus mu dheireadh an deach Jessie a thoirt a-steach gu taigh nan dìlleachdan ann an Sgìne an Siorrachd Obar Dheathain.

Chaidh Seasaidh air mhuinntearas ann an 1932, ach an dèidh briseadh inntinn a bhith aice chaidh a cur gu croit ann an Obar Itheachan, faisg air Loch Nis, far an do thachair i ris an fhear a phòsadh i, Johnnie Kesson. Ghluais iad an toiseach gu Rothienorman, faisg air Fyvie, mus deach iad a dh'fhuireach san Eilean Dubh aig àm a' chogaidh. Air a brosnachadh le Niall Gunnach agus leis an ùghdar às Obar Dheathain, Nan Shepherd, thòisich Seasaidh a' sgrìobhadh airson an 'Scots Magazine'. Sgrìobh i dealbhan-cluich airson a' BhBC an Obar Dheathain mus do ghluais i a Lunnainn ann an 1947. Chaidh i air adhart gu 'Women's Hour' aig a' BhBC a riochdachadh agus lean i oirre a' sgrìobhadh dhealbhan-cluich airson rèidio agus telebhisean.

Bha buaidh mhòr aig na thachair dhi na beatha air nobhailean Seasaidh. 'S e rudan eagalach a thachair dhi na leanabachd a thug dhi cuspair a ciad nobhail, 'The White Bird Passes' (1958). Chaidh 'Glitter of Mica' (1963) a sheatadh ann an Rothienorman, agus 's e fir Eadailteach a bha nam prìosanaich cogaidh san Eilean Dubh a thug dhi a smuaintean airson 'Another Time, Another Place' (1983). Chaidh duais DLitt onarach a thoirt dhi ann an 1987 le Oilthigh Obar Dheathain agus bhàsaich i ann an Lunnainn ann an 1994.

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'Another Time, Another Place' (1)

2000an

claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Jessie Kesson

Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo o 'Another Time, Another Place' le Jessie Kesson, foillsichte an toiseach ann an 1983. Tha e air a leughadh an seo le sgoilear o Acadamaidh na Cananaich.<br /> <br /> 'There would be no lifting of the tatties today, nor the morn, not if the rain kept dinging on like this. But the real storm, the furious conflict between the wind and the rain, was being waged high over the firth. For the earth itself never put up a fight against the vagary of such weather, but laid itself down, flat and desolate, in submission.<br /> <br /> It had upset Kirsty, her bairns 'let off' school to help with the 'lifting' ... 'In and out amongst her feet'.<br /> <br /> 'Keep away from that bothy!' Her voice rose in warning to the bairns. 'Iv'e told you before. And will not be telling you again. Keep away from the 'Italians'!'<br /> <br /> Bird-like, the bairns seemed to the young woman. Hopping cautiously but curiously up to peep through the both window. Fluttering away in a startled group as their mother's threats became louder.<br /> <br /> 'This weather,' Kirsty confided to the young woman, 'will suit the Italians. Nothing to do but sit on their backsides in the bothy. It will fair suit them.'<br /> <br /> It suited the terns, taking up uits challenge, scudding high across the firth, wheeling defiantly round in the teeth of the wind, filling them out with white pride, like pictures the young woman had seen of sailing ships in olden times. Hard to tell whether the crying of the terns sounded distress or delight. Delight, she liked to think, as she watched them zooming down and rising high. Like fighter planes, across the firth.' <br /> <br /> Rugadh Jessie Grant McDonald ann an taigh nam bochd an Inbhir Nis agus cha robh a màthair pòsta. Ghluais i-fhèin 's a màthair a dh'Eilginn far an robh iad a' beò ann am bochdainn gus mu dheireadh an deach Jessie a thoirt a-steach gu taigh nan dìlleachdan ann an Sgìne an Siorrachd Obar Dheathain.<br /> <br /> Chaidh Seasaidh air mhuinntearas ann an 1932, ach an dèidh briseadh inntinn a bhith aice chaidh a cur gu croit ann an Obar Itheachan, faisg air Loch Nis, far an do thachair i ris an fhear a phòsadh i, Johnnie Kesson. Ghluais iad an toiseach gu Rothienorman, faisg air Fyvie, mus deach iad a dh'fhuireach san Eilean Dubh aig àm a' chogaidh. Air a brosnachadh le Niall Gunnach agus leis an ùghdar às Obar Dheathain, Nan Shepherd, thòisich Seasaidh a' sgrìobhadh airson an 'Scots Magazine'. Sgrìobh i dealbhan-cluich airson a' BhBC an Obar Dheathain mus do ghluais i a Lunnainn ann an 1947. Chaidh i air adhart gu 'Women's Hour' aig a' BhBC a riochdachadh agus lean i oirre a' sgrìobhadh dhealbhan-cluich airson rèidio agus telebhisean.<br /> <br /> Bha buaidh mhòr aig na thachair dhi na beatha air nobhailean Seasaidh. 'S e rudan eagalach a thachair dhi na leanabachd a thug dhi cuspair a ciad nobhail, 'The White Bird Passes' (1958). Chaidh 'Glitter of Mica' (1963) a sheatadh ann an Rothienorman, agus 's e fir Eadailteach a bha nam prìosanaich cogaidh san Eilean Dubh a thug dhi a smuaintean airson 'Another Time, Another Place' (1983). Chaidh duais DLitt onarach a thoirt dhi ann an 1987 le Oilthigh Obar Dheathain agus bhàsaich i ann an Lunnainn ann an 1994.