Sailing the Rough Bounds

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Sailing the Rough Bounds”– 25 minute documentary … with chat to follow…

Thursday July 5th @ 4pm  Peoples Place Library, Antigonish


In 2016 Dan MacInnes (St. F.X. sociologist) and I went sailing in the Scottish Highlands with

Dr. Angus MacDonald, champion piper and MD who practiced medicine in Cape Breton for 10 years before returning to Skye.  We sailed around the area of Scotland from where many Nova Scotia highlanders came all those years ago. With the magnificent landscape of the Rough Bounds as a backdrop, Dan and Angus discussed and showed where many of the Nova Scotia families lived before they were forced to immigrate to our part of the world. A fascinating and rugged journey, so come on board, it will only take you 25 explore the Rough Bounds by boat.


The Rough Bounds “Garbh-chiochan”

Translated from the Gaelic implies a region geographically and spiritually apart.

The remote and sparsely populated southwest corner of the Highlands,

from the empty district of Morvern to the isolated peninsula of Knoydart,

is a dramatic, lonely region of mountain and moorland fringed by a rocky,

indented coast with great views of Skye, Mull, Eigg and other islands.