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03 June 2007
HIGHLAND YEAR OF CULTURE 2007: KILTARLITY BOOK AND PLAY

HIGHLAND YEAR OF CULTURE 2007: KILTARLITY BOOK AND PLAY

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 Glasgow.

Both book and play give fascinating insights into the way of life on a Highland croft in the middle of the last century and the effect on local people of World War Two.

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 8.00 pm. 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 Eden Court and is  supported by Highland 2007, Awards for All and Leader Plus.

Ronald MacLean

Secretary, Kiltarlity Community Council

(01463 741323)




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