The Herrin' Trail is based on the poem by Rita Bradd. This film uses a film by the British Council, "The Western Isles", with permission.

To be able to find such a wonderful poet in Rita was inspiring and I asked her to compose for the filmpoem on the Clarsach (or Lever Harp, if you're not in Scotland) and I read the poem so that she might play. Lovely to read in my native Scots, though not quite in my natural Galloway Irish/ Ulster Scots brogue!

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