Professor Christopher Whatley at Beltie Books, Wigtown


Professor Christopher Whatley joins Doug Henderson at Beltie Books in Wigtown to discuss Pabay, a vivid picture of the trials and joys of island life based on archival research, interviews, and Christopher’s personal experience.

The tiny diamond-shaped island of Pabay lies in Skye’s Inner Sound, just two and a half miles from the bustling village of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norse papa-ey, meaning ‘island of the priest’. Many visitors since the first holy men built their chapel there have felt that Pabay is a deeply spiritual place, and one of wonder. These include the great 19th-century geologists Hugh Miller and Archibald Geikie, for whom the island’s rocks and fossil-laden shales revealed much about the nature of Creation itself.


This event is free but ticketed. Email to reserve your place for Monday 27th at 6pm.


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Monday 27 Sep 2021
Beltie Books, Wigtown. United Kingdom