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TIOTAL
Freiceadan na Dùthcha aig Bun Ilidh
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_HELMSDALE_02
ÀITE
Bun Ilidh
SGÌRE
Cill Donnan, Loth agus Clìn
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
CATAIBH: Cill Donnain
LINN
1980an
CRUTHADAIR
unknown
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2001
KEYWORDS
An Dàrna Cogadh
stèiseanan rèideir
eacarsaich airm
claistinneach

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'S e baile beag air costa sear Chataibh a th' ann am Bun Ilidh. Aig àm an Dàrna Cogaidh thog an R.A.F. stèisean rèideir aig Crachdaig, ann am parraiste Loth, beagan mhìltean an iar dheas air Bun Ilidh; bha stèisean rèideir eile aig Neimheadal, mu mhìle an ear thuath air Bun Ilidh. San earrainn chlaisnich seo, tha neach-còmhnaidh à Bun Ilidh a' cuimhneachadh air aon de na h-eacarsaich a chùm Mgr MacAoidh.

'They used to have exercises, you see, and the chap in charge of them used to be very keen, you know, he used to call them oot at unexpected hours, you know? He had a chap wi a bicycle that was a dispatch rider for him. They decided to call him oot because the Germans blew apart the Helmsdale Bridge. So when they arrived at the bridge he took charge and he said, 'Well, you, you and you, half a dozen here, you're dead, go and lie down on the bridge. You're dead, we'll forget about you until a stretcher party comes to take you away' you see? And he posted some at one end of the bridge, some at the other end of the bridge and told, 'Let nobody across for about ten minutes, quarter of an hour. I'll give you the signal when you can take them across.' It was only going to last for a short time, you see, and this woman came and the fellow at the bridge said, 'You can't cross the bridge, the Germans have blown part of it up you see?' And she said, 'Well, I'll have to go. I'm going for my messages.' And of course off she went, and she came to the first dead man lying on the road and she said, 'That's a stupid fellow on the other side of the bridge. He told me that the Germans blew the bridge up.' 'Oh well, my dear, I canna help you,' he says, 'I'm dead'

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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Freiceadan na Dùthcha aig Bun Ilidh

CATAIBH: Cill Donnain

1980an

An Dàrna Cogadh; stèiseanan rèideir; eacarsaich airm; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Helmsdale Memories

'S e baile beag air costa sear Chataibh a th' ann am Bun Ilidh. Aig àm an Dàrna Cogaidh thog an R.A.F. stèisean rèideir aig Crachdaig, ann am parraiste Loth, beagan mhìltean an iar dheas air Bun Ilidh; bha stèisean rèideir eile aig Neimheadal, mu mhìle an ear thuath air Bun Ilidh. San earrainn chlaisnich seo, tha neach-còmhnaidh à Bun Ilidh a' cuimhneachadh air aon de na h-eacarsaich a chùm Mgr MacAoidh.<br /> <br /> 'They used to have exercises, you see, and the chap in charge of them used to be very keen, you know, he used to call them oot at unexpected hours, you know? He had a chap wi a bicycle that was a dispatch rider for him. They decided to call him oot because the Germans blew apart the Helmsdale Bridge. So when they arrived at the bridge he took charge and he said, 'Well, you, you and you, half a dozen here, you're dead, go and lie down on the bridge. You're dead, we'll forget about you until a stretcher party comes to take you away' you see? And he posted some at one end of the bridge, some at the other end of the bridge and told, 'Let nobody across for about ten minutes, quarter of an hour. I'll give you the signal when you can take them across.' It was only going to last for a short time, you see, and this woman came and the fellow at the bridge said, 'You can't cross the bridge, the Germans have blown part of it up you see?' And she said, 'Well, I'll have to go. I'm going for my messages.' And of course off she went, and she came to the first dead man lying on the road and she said, 'That's a stupid fellow on the other side of the bridge. He told me that the Germans blew the bridge up.' 'Oh well, my dear, I canna help you,' he says, 'I'm dead'