Rotal Gaelic accounts from Fishermen in the Hebrides


Rotal a boat’s wake, is a collection of Gaelic and English conversations with fishermen from the Isle of Lewis and Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Accounts of family history, social history and fishing diversification, by the highly motivated fishermen of the islands.

Rotal a boat’s wake, launched November 2021 includes contributions by twenty fishermen, relaying  accounts of fishing in island waters in the past and the present. Their accounts are in their working language of Scottish Gaidhlig with a few fishermen who dont speak Gaelic giving accounts in English.

Thainig an leabhar Rotal a mach an 2021. Tha iasgairean Leodhais agus Na Hearadh air a bhith ag innse mu iasgach anns na laithichean a chaidh seachd agus anns an latha an diugh. Tha a chuid s motha den leabhar seo sa Ghaidhlig.


Rotal Twenty fishermen give accounts of their boats, markets, family link to fishing and social history of the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Publication Dec 2021.


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