I regret to report that all our hostels remain closed. This applies to Berneray, Howmore and Rhenigidale. This will remain the case for the foreseeable future (January 2021). We have shared dormitories and shared kitchens. Therefore we are unable to meet the social distancing requirements. Trustees are keeping the matter under continual review. We Read More ...
Julian Paren has created a companion video to the videos on Howmore and Berneray hostels. This new video explores the surroundings of Rhenigidale and then heads further afield to the west coast of Harris and the challenging mountains of the North Harris Forest. The video concludes with a local walk accompanied by a Gaelic prayer sung by Dingwall Gaelic Choir that asks for God’s blessing on the land and protection of its people.
O Righ nan dùl ʼs nam feart tha shuas
Do bheannachd gràsmhor dòirt a nuas,
Le ’r tìr ʼs le ʼr teangaidh soirbheich fhein
ʼS biodh clann nan Gaidheal fo sgàil do sgèith
Prayer of Petition
O Lord of the universe and of the hosts above
Pour down your gracious blessings,
With success for our own land and language
And may the children of the Gael be sheltered under your wing