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Rural Housing / Taigheadas Dùthchail

First episode Monday 23 January - 8.30pm BBC ALBA

Taigheadas Dùthchail

A' tòiseachadh Diluain 23 Am Faoilleach - 8.30f BBC ALBA

EXPLORATION OF SCOTLAND’S RURAL HOUSING OFFERS UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO OUR HISTORY

A new four-part series on BBC ALBA examines the dramatic development of rural housing In Scotland over the years. Builder Ewen MacKinnon, who has a passion for the beauty of construction, takes us on a fascinating and revealing journey through Scotland’s rural housing landscape – telling a story of place, people and home.

The history of traditional buildings in the Highlands and Islands resonates particularly with people today as an increasing number of people are choosing to build new homes using the materials from early 19th century homes and in line with much-loved styles such as the blackhouse.

The first programme takes a look at some examples of the earliest dwellings in Scotland, dating back to the Iron Age. The programme explores their key qualities, and what they teach us about those who lived there. Over the generations, we can see the changing relationship between crofters and their animals, the changing status of crofters and the relationship between Islanders and outside influences.

Amongst the buildings we visit – the impressive Isle of Lewis stone structures, the Bosta Iron Age House on Great Bernera, Uig the Norse Mill in nearby Shawbost, the s-shaped house named Oran na Mara on Harris, the Hebridean Earth House on South Uist and the Carloway broch, Isle of Lewis. These structures have also inspired numerous impressive new island homes.

We also find out about the fascinating wooden crannogs, which were built on stilts on Scotland’s lochs, the restored Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on Lewis which has a new life as holiday accommodation and visit a unique reconstruction in Perthshire.

Rural Housing / Taigheadas Dùthchail – a stylish new series which explores the many unique elements of our built landscapes, and their influence on the dwellings we live in today.

Rural Housing, a four-part series produced by MacTV for BBC ALBA, will be broadcast on Monday 23 January, 8.30pm – 9pm and thereafter on Monday 30th January, 6th February and 13th February at 8.30pm.

Sreath ùr ann an 4 pàirtean a tha a’ meòrachadh air mar a tha taigheadas dùthchail na h-Alba air atharrachadh gu mòr thar nam bliadhnachan. Tha an neach-togail Eòghainn MacFhionghain a tha fìor dhèidheil air obair togail a’ toirt an luchd-amhairc air turas rathaid inntinneach tro thaigheadas dùthchail na h-Alba - ag innse sgeulachd mu àite, dhaoine agus dachaigh.

Tha a’ chiad phrògram a’ toirt sùil air ais air cuid de na togalaichean tràth bho linn an Iarainn. Seallaidh sinn air cuid de phrìomh feartan nan taighean sin, agus dè na dh’innseas iad seo mu na daoine a bha a’ fuireach annta? Am measg nan togalaichean ris an seall sinn – na togalaichean iongantach cloiche ann an Leòdhas, taigh Linn Iarainn Bhòsta, a’ Mhuileann Lochlannach ann an Siabost, agus broch Chàrlabhaigh. Tha na togalaichean seo cuideachd air buaidh agus brosnachadh a thoirt air taighean ùra an là an-diugh. Gheibh sinn a-mach cuideachd mu na crannagan taitneach fiodha, taighean a chaidh a thogail air lochan na h-Alba, agus tadhlaidh sinn air ath-thogail ann an sgìre Pheairt.

Taigheadas Dùthchail - sreath ghleansach ùr a tha a’ coimhead air na prìomh fheartan togail nar cruth-thìre dùthchail, agus an iomadh buaidh a tha iad air toirt air na togalaichean sa bheil sinn a’ fuireach san là an-diugh.


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