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'A Croft in the Hills' (1)
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AB_LL_KATHARINE_STEWART_01
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Obar Itheachan
SGÌRE
Inbhir Nis
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath
DEIT
2008
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Katharine Stewart
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Am Baile
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1391
KEYWORDS
fèin-eachdraidhean
croitearachd
croitearan
croitear
croitean
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo on leabhar fèin-eachdraidheil aig Katharine Stiùbhairt, 'A Croft in the Hills', a chaidh fhoillseachadh an toiseach an 1971. Tha e air a leughadh an seo leis an ùghdar.

'We had both, my husband and I, since our earliest days, found it difficult to live in a city. Every free half-day, week-end, summer holiday, had found us making for the nearest patch of country - preferably the hills - anywhere where we could breathe and smell the earth and see the sky in great stretches, instead of in tiny squares between the huddled roof-tops.

I shall always remember walking down a busy street in London, where I was working temporarily, and finding myself nearly losing my footing among the crowd, because my mind's eye was fixed on the rim of a steel-blue Highland loch, and I was smelling the scent of the bog-myrtle and hearing the weird, lonely cry of a drifting curlew.

Later, work took us north but we were still in a town and we were getting restless. We scanned the columns of newspapers - could we find some sort of a job where we could work in the country? But nothing seemed to come up. Then, suddenly, we saw it - an advertisement for a seven-roomed house, in a place with an excitingly unfamiliar name, with forty acres of arable land and an outrun on the moor, for the comparatively small sum of five hundred pounds. We got out the map, found the spot and repeated the name out loud, looking wonderingly at each other. Music was sounding in our ears.

Instantly, our minds were made up. It was within quite easy reach; we must see it, just see it, at least.'

Rugadh Katharine Stiùbhart ann an 1914 agus thàinig i gu bhith am measg nan sgrìobhadairean a bu trainge air a' Ghàidhealtachd. Aig àm an Dàrna Cogaidh bha i ag obair aig Oifis na Maraireachd ann an Lunnainn agus às dèidh sin thàinig i a dh'fhuireach ann an Obar Itheachain (Abriachan), faisg air Inbhir Nis, far an robh i na croitear, ruith i am post-oifis agus sgrìobh i aithriseachdan airson a' BhBC. Bha i an luib na cùis nuair a chaidh taigh-tasgaidh beag a chur air bhonn ann an Obar Itheachain agus ann an 2005 choisinn i Duais Roinn na Gàidhealtachd de Chomann Bratach na Croise (Saltire Society) airson an ultaich a rinn i do chùis tuigisinn Cultar na Gàidhealtachd.

Chaidh a' chiad leabhar aig Katharine, 'A Croft in the Hills', fhoillseachadh ann an 1960 agus a-rithist ann an 1971. An rud a chaidh fhaicinn an toiseach na sgeulachd fhoghainteach, chaidh e fhaicinn a-rithist na phrìomh-aithneachadh de dhòigh-beatha a bha a' crìonadh gu luath. Lean 'A Garden in the Hills' ann an 1995, agus 'A School in the Hills' ann an 1996 agus 'The Post in the Hills' an 1997. Ghluais i an uair sin gu leabhraichean nach robh cho fèin-eachdraidheil le 'Abriachan: the story of an upland community', airson Urras Choilltean Obar Itheachain (2000), agus 'The story of Loch Ness' (2005). Tha an leabhar bho dheireadh a sgrìobh i, 'Women of the Highlands' (2006), na thuras inntinneach tro bheathannan bhoireannaich ainmeil na Gàidhealtachd tro na linntean. Tha an leabhar air a choisrigeadh 'To women everywhere, those custodians of life'.

Chaidh an iris mu dheireadh aice, 'Cattle on a Thousand Hills' fhoillseachadh ann an 2010. Chaochail i air an 27 Màrt 2013, aig aois 98.

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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'A Croft in the Hills' (1)

INBHIR NIS: Inbhir Nis 's Am Bànath

2000an

fèin-eachdraidhean; croitearachd; croitearan; croitear; croitean; claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Katharine Stewart

Tha a' chuibhreann chlaistinneach seo on leabhar fèin-eachdraidheil aig Katharine Stiùbhairt, 'A Croft in the Hills', a chaidh fhoillseachadh an toiseach an 1971. Tha e air a leughadh an seo leis an ùghdar.<br /> <br /> 'We had both, my husband and I, since our earliest days, found it difficult to live in a city. Every free half-day, week-end, summer holiday, had found us making for the nearest patch of country - preferably the hills - anywhere where we could breathe and smell the earth and see the sky in great stretches, instead of in tiny squares between the huddled roof-tops.<br /> <br /> I shall always remember walking down a busy street in London, where I was working temporarily, and finding myself nearly losing my footing among the crowd, because my mind's eye was fixed on the rim of a steel-blue Highland loch, and I was smelling the scent of the bog-myrtle and hearing the weird, lonely cry of a drifting curlew. <br /> <br /> Later, work took us north but we were still in a town and we were getting restless. We scanned the columns of newspapers - could we find some sort of a job where we could work in the country? But nothing seemed to come up. Then, suddenly, we saw it - an advertisement for a seven-roomed house, in a place with an excitingly unfamiliar name, with forty acres of arable land and an outrun on the moor, for the comparatively small sum of five hundred pounds. We got out the map, found the spot and repeated the name out loud, looking wonderingly at each other. Music was sounding in our ears.<br /> <br /> Instantly, our minds were made up. It was within quite easy reach; we must see it, just see it, at least.'<br /> <br /> Rugadh Katharine Stiùbhart ann an 1914 agus thàinig i gu bhith am measg nan sgrìobhadairean a bu trainge air a' Ghàidhealtachd. Aig àm an Dàrna Cogaidh bha i ag obair aig Oifis na Maraireachd ann an Lunnainn agus às dèidh sin thàinig i a dh'fhuireach ann an Obar Itheachain (Abriachan), faisg air Inbhir Nis, far an robh i na croitear, ruith i am post-oifis agus sgrìobh i aithriseachdan airson a' BhBC. Bha i an luib na cùis nuair a chaidh taigh-tasgaidh beag a chur air bhonn ann an Obar Itheachain agus ann an 2005 choisinn i Duais Roinn na Gàidhealtachd de Chomann Bratach na Croise (Saltire Society) airson an ultaich a rinn i do chùis tuigisinn Cultar na Gàidhealtachd.<br /> <br /> Chaidh a' chiad leabhar aig Katharine, 'A Croft in the Hills', fhoillseachadh ann an 1960 agus a-rithist ann an 1971. An rud a chaidh fhaicinn an toiseach na sgeulachd fhoghainteach, chaidh e fhaicinn a-rithist na phrìomh-aithneachadh de dhòigh-beatha a bha a' crìonadh gu luath. Lean 'A Garden in the Hills' ann an 1995, agus 'A School in the Hills' ann an 1996 agus 'The Post in the Hills' an 1997. Ghluais i an uair sin gu leabhraichean nach robh cho fèin-eachdraidheil le 'Abriachan: the story of an upland community', airson Urras Choilltean Obar Itheachain (2000), agus 'The story of Loch Ness' (2005). Tha an leabhar bho dheireadh a sgrìobh i, 'Women of the Highlands' (2006), na thuras inntinneach tro bheathannan bhoireannaich ainmeil na Gàidhealtachd tro na linntean. Tha an leabhar air a choisrigeadh 'To women everywhere, those custodians of life'.<br /> <br /> Chaidh an iris mu dheireadh aice, 'Cattle on a Thousand Hills' fhoillseachadh ann an 2010. Chaochail i air an 27 Màrt 2013, aig aois 98.