Shot on film in 1992 for BBC Scotland "Eadar Long is Laimhrig" ("Between the ship and the quay") follows a talented young dancer from the central belt as he competes at the Royal National Mod in Oban.
Filmed in the most part in Oban and on Mull and Kerrera the film reflects on the status and state of Gaelic at the end of the 20th century. It also features the celebrated Gaelic and English language poet Iain Crichton Smith who taught in Oban for much of his life.
Produced and Directed by Michael Russell the film is one of four under the title "Ports of Call" that were commissioned from different independent producers in Scotland, Ireland , Wales & Brittany by their national broadcasting companies . They were intended to form a series about the Celtic seaboard of the west of Europe and its connection to minority language communities.