Prògram Choinnich

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Title - Prògram Choinnich
Contributors - Professor Norman MacDonald
Reporters - Kenneth MacIver
Item Person - Necker, Dr Louis Albert

Summary - The geologist Louis Albert Necker and his links to Portree.

Norman MacDonald tells about the life and work of the Swiss geologist Louis Albert Necker, particularly the work he carried out in Scotland. He was very fond of the Highlands and the Gaels. It is said he learnt to speak Gaelic, although this has never been proven. He spent the last twenty years of his life in Portree and is buried there.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:10:39
Date Recorded - 2001.08.13
Date of Content - 1786 to 1861
Date Transmitted - 2001.08.13
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Radio Programmes
Collection - BBC

Track ID - 31863
Original Tape ID - Program Choinnich 13.08.2001
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - DAT

Recording Location:
  County - Ross and Cromarty
  Parish - Stornoway
  Island - Lewis
  Village - Stornoway

Item Notes - This is one of a series of items relating to geologists who worked in the Highlands during the 18th & 19th century, broadcast during the week 13-17/08/2001.

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