The gallery is presently showing photographs which the German photographer Werner Kissling made during his tours of the highlands and islands during the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Fishing boat
South Uist 1955
"Slabhraidh" in ruin of black house. Ardvachair, S.Uist 1953
Mrs Janet MacIntyre at harvest time, Eriskay 1934
Bent-grass rope making
Twisting bent-grass into rope by hand. Peninerine, South Uist 1955
Bringing in the harvest
One of the most fertile districts in the island and still left without a proper road. Iochdar Machair, Ardivachar, South Uist 1950
Cloth waulking
Eriskay 1934
Sample a waulking song from Barra

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