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SCREEN-IT // Home by Douglas Mackinnon

Skye Camanachd team photo after winning the Camanachd Cup in 1990. The players hold up the cup and display their shinty sticks

19 January 2018


Tongadale Hotel Function Room

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As part of the celebrations to mark 125 years of the Skye Camanachd, ATLAS Arts is delighted to be screening Douglas Mackinnon’s documentary series Home, which captures Skye Camanachd winning the prestigious Camanachd Cup in 1990. It was the opening episode of a series of reality TV-style shows following island life in Skye in the early 90s.

Skye-born filmmaker Douglas Mackinnon shot behind-the-scenes footage at what is remembered to be one of Skye Camanachd’s famous victories; with scenes from the dressing room as coach Ross Cowie gives the team pep talk along with the magnificent homecoming celebrations in the square in Portree, as the team bus arrives back from Fort William after the game.

On Friday 19 January, at the Tongadale Hotel, the event will include a display of shinty memorabilia, an archive slideshow accompanied by a retro 90s-style buffet and the opportunity to purchase drinks at the bar. Children are very welcome to attend and we encourage young shinty players of all ages.

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre will bring along material from their exhibition celebrating 125 years of Skye Camanachd.  The exhibition will open at the archive centre in Portree on Monday 22 January and will run until Friday 30 March during usual archive centre opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, other times may be available by arrangement.

Film duration: 30 minutes