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Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath and researchers from Aberdeen University are holding a two-day healing well event later this month.

Over Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, they will invite the public to explore the traditional and historical Island healing practices and the art of walking well with them.

The exploration begins at 7 pm in Sgoil Chàirinis on June 23 with talks on healing and walking.

The following day between 10 am and noon, there is a drop-in workshop on plant hunting at the school, followed by a two-hour heritage walk at 2 pm.

The walk sets off from the site of the buried St Columba’s Church, now occupied by the old cemetery at Clachan Sands. Spaces on the walk are limited, and booking and enquiries should be directed toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The historical society says they have risk assessed the walk and advise that some terrain is uneven and boggy.

“Anyone joining does so at their own risk. The walk will require stout footwear, and those who use walking poles are advised to bring them. If wet, rainproof clothing is advised. Please bring your water, snacks, and sun/midge protection. Further details will be provided closer to the date,” they added.