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Flùranach an Srath Suradail, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_ANDREWCURRIE_18
ÀITE
Srath Suardail
SGÌRE
An t-Eilean Sgitheanach
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: An Srath
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Andrew Currie
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1830
KEYWORDS
fàsmhorachd
fuath-mhuc
bròg na cuthaige
claistinneach

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San earrainn èisteachd seo, cluinnear fear-eòlais nàdair air an Eilean Sgitheanach - Anndra Currie - agus e a' bruidhinn ri Uilleam Mac na Ceàrdaich mu fhlùranachd an là an-duigh agus atharrachadh ann an cleachdadh-fearainn, ann agus mu thimcheall air Srath Suardail, an iar-dheas air An t-Àth Leathann.

This particular part of the wood that we're in is hazel scrub and there just in front of you there, are the many stemmed branches of hazel. The foliage is just unfolding because it's the spring.

Interviewer: It's a lovely fresh green.

It's a beautiful fresh green and, of course, there are birds nesting in amongst these trees now. It's super. Up to the left are the birch trees which we mentioned earlier on. Now, if you look at the ground round about our feet, we're surrounded by flowers, wild flowers. For example, the primroses are everywhere just now, in full bloom; the beautiful pale yellow colours of the primroses in flower. But you'll also see a number of different purple flowers about. There's a dog violet, for example, flowering down there and further over you can see the flowers of the wild hyacinth. Now, if I was on my hands and knees here, I could point out probably twenty or thirty different sorts of plants around here; the pig nut, the earth nut, is growing roundabout here and so on. There's even the fronds of early bracken coming through. Now, if you look downhill through amongst the trees there, look at all the moss-covered boulders and these little boulders that are sticking out there are all a limestone; you can see that greyish rock -

Interviewer: Yes, yes.

- and this gives you a tremendous enrichment of the surrounding vegetation. But, another point that I mentioned earlier on is that this area has been used by people for - down through the centuries. Look at that old turf dyke, you see? That's been built by early stalksmen and it's survived as a historic remnant within this bit of woodland. So, we have a combination here of current day land use, of the historical evidence of earlier land use, and a tremendous natural wildlife interest

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Flùranach an Srath Suradail, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach

INBHIR NIS: An Srath

1980an; 1990an

fàsmhorachd; fuath-mhuc; bròg na cuthaige; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Andrew Currie, Skye Naturalist

San earrainn èisteachd seo, cluinnear fear-eòlais nàdair air an Eilean Sgitheanach - Anndra Currie - agus e a' bruidhinn ri Uilleam Mac na Ceàrdaich mu fhlùranachd an là an-duigh agus atharrachadh ann an cleachdadh-fearainn, ann agus mu thimcheall air Srath Suardail, an iar-dheas air An t-Àth Leathann.<br /> <br /> This particular part of the wood that we're in is hazel scrub and there just in front of you there, are the many stemmed branches of hazel. The foliage is just unfolding because it's the spring. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: It's a lovely fresh green.<br /> <br /> It's a beautiful fresh green and, of course, there are birds nesting in amongst these trees now. It's super. Up to the left are the birch trees which we mentioned earlier on. Now, if you look at the ground round about our feet, we're surrounded by flowers, wild flowers. For example, the primroses are everywhere just now, in full bloom; the beautiful pale yellow colours of the primroses in flower. But you'll also see a number of different purple flowers about. There's a dog violet, for example, flowering down there and further over you can see the flowers of the wild hyacinth. Now, if I was on my hands and knees here, I could point out probably twenty or thirty different sorts of plants around here; the pig nut, the earth nut, is growing roundabout here and so on. There's even the fronds of early bracken coming through. Now, if you look downhill through amongst the trees there, look at all the moss-covered boulders and these little boulders that are sticking out there are all a limestone; you can see that greyish rock - <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes, yes.<br /> <br /> - and this gives you a tremendous enrichment of the surrounding vegetation. But, another point that I mentioned earlier on is that this area has been used by people for - down through the centuries. Look at that old turf dyke, you see? That's been built by early stalksmen and it's survived as a historic remnant within this bit of woodland. So, we have a combination here of current day land use, of the historical evidence of earlier land use, and a tremendous natural wildlife interest