But we’re learning about its past. We’ve both got an interest in history – though in contrast to George my formal study stopped before O’ levels (the GCSEs of olden days). Now we’re searching out old pictures of the house and stories about island life in the days when the slate was being mined. There’s an excellent little museum on the island slate isands heritage trust to help us.
I’ve always had an interest in family history too and have managed to trace my roots back several generations, although for this I’m indebted to some very good local history groups particularly this one Thornbury roots. I wrote a little story about us, you can read it here. And I’ve recently started following Twile, which is reaching out to a new younger audience, encouraging them to record their family stories.
Perhaps you have roots on Seil, Argyll or anywhere in Scotland? You can make the research for your family history part of your holiday. In his other life George headed National Records of Scotland so he has the expertise to help you on your way.
Stories, of people, of places, we all love them; come and find yours here with us.