Over the summer months I had the pleasure of working with the wonderful, Ebbie Love on a short film documentary she was making about young people in Uist. It was such a blast being involved in this project and I hope it won’t be too long before Ebbie makes her way back to Uist for a visit!
Here is a very touching piece Ebbie shared on my involvement in her special project:
“The final protagonist in my short film is Chloe Steele. I first came into contact with Chloe over instagram and she was the first person I spoke with who was from Uist. After a zoom call one afternoon I knew heading to Uist to complete my final film with Chloe would be a great idea. Her passion and love for her island and the culture that surrounds it was evident from the very beginning.
Born and bred in South Uist, Chloe grew up surrounded by music and Gaelic. Pursuing her passions, she is now a singer and piper living on the island. She is very passionate about the culture and way of life that continues to exist on the islands, and she works hard to ensure those who follow her will be inspired to protect and celebrate the strong island culture that is ever-present.
At 16 she was ready to leave the island and never return, but it wasn’t until she left she realised how special this place was and how strong her sense of belonging was to Uist. Inspired by how unique these islands are she dedicates much of her time to the local community in South Uist. Motivated to continue the culture and traditions for the next generation and generations to come she runs monthly ceilidhs for all age groups and teaches the younger generation traditional Gaelic songs and chanter. For Chloe, Uist will always be home.”
Mòran taing Ebbie!