Calum Ruadh Nicolson, Skye crofter, describes himself.
Date 25 May 1968
Track ID 19075
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1968.298.5

Original Tape ID

SA1968.298

Summary

Calum Ruadh Nicolson, Skye crofter, describes himself.

Calum Ruadh Nicolson is in his 66th year [in 1968], enjoying life and happy to have people visit him. He likes singing and composing songs.

He discusses why he is a crofter, like generations before him, and talks about his ancestry and the status of crofters over the years. He is thought of as a bard locally, not a crofter. Strangers are more sympathetic to bards than local people. He has a lack of respect for landed gentry, although he did not suffer at their hands like his father's generation.

Calum also talks about education and explains how his family is a proud family.

Item Subject/Person

Nicolson, Calum [Calum Ruadh]

Language

English

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Information

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SoSS