Life on Vatersay; baiting lines for flounders; dances.
Life for Morag Fisher and her siblings on Vatersay was not hard. They had their own cows and hens, grew potatoes and other vegetables, and had plenty of fish. When anyone killed a sheep it was shared. She and her brothers collected lugworms at low tide and baited lines for flounders. This process is described. The flounders were caught on a sandy bank in the middle of the bay between Barra and Vatersay. Some were sold in Castlebay and the rest brought home. Mr MacInnes, their neighbour, acted as a father to Morag and her siblings. After work there were dances, at which Morag's brother Willie played pipes or melodeon.