Skye Festival: ‘Thicker than Water’ – book launch – 4 August

Date/Time
Thursday 04 August 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

History, Secrets and Guilt – a memoir by Cal Flyn.
In brief while holidaying at her parents’ home in Skye a few years ago, Cal discovered that her ancestor Angus McMillan, born and raised on Skye, and later a great pioneer of early Australia, had in trutCal FLyn jacket 200h led a series of violent massacres of the indigenous population over there. She discovered that he was known by another name: The Butcher of Gippsland. Driven to piece together his and her family’s story, Cal retraced McMillan’s journey, to look for answers and seek out the representatives of the Aboriginal group he had terrorised.
Here story resonates with people of, and visitors to, Skye as some of them will be related to the Highlanders who left for Australia.

Read the Guardian review HERE

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Venue
3. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Seòmar Cruinneachaidh

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Bookings

The online booking system is now closed. However telephone us on 01471 844207 because there may well be tickets available at the door.