As part of Highland Year of Culture 2007 Kiltarlity Community Council is presenting a play and book launch in Kiltarlity Community Hall on Friday 8th June.
The play, ‘After the Long Journey’, will be performed by local youngsters and is based on a new book, with the same name, about Kiltarlity in wartime by Canadian writer Elizabeth Jamieson Crevier, who lived on a Kiltarlity croft during World War Two. A series of episodes linked by poems and narrative, spotlights the experiences of young Betty Jamieson and her sister Margaret who suddenly found themselves fostered with a rural Kiltarlity family when their widowed mother became seriously ill in
Both book and play give fascinating insights into the way of life on a
Mrs Crevier will attend the performance in person to launch her book, copies of which will be on sale for £5 a copy. Although only one performance of the play is planned, a video will also be made which can be ordered on the evening.
Entrance is free with tea and coffee provided, and it is hoped that a large number of local people of all ages will attend to enjoy this entertaining excursion into Kiltarlity’s past. Former Kiltarlity pupils gathering for a local Schools Reunion the following day are also invited.
The performance starts at . While children under 16 are welcome they must be accompanied by an adult.
The project is taking place with the help of Arts in Motion and
Secretary, Kiltarlity Community Council