Silver Lining Wheelhouse
Politicians, writers, artists, musicians and poets gathered in Carradale on 2013 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Naomi and Dick Mitchison's arrival in the village in May 1938 - an event that changed the lives of local residents forever. The three-day inaugural Noufest featured a wide range of local and national talent, all of whom celebrated the life and work of one of Scotland's greatest icons, Naomi Mitchison.
Stunning video by Malcolm Trott, of Carradale and the ancient site of a fort on the point of land to the south of the village. Views of Carradale Bay and across Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran
A short clip of the Grand Opening Ceremony at Carradale Harbour - 1961. Carradale's sheltered harbour opening out into Kilbrannan Sound and a view towards Arran.
Carradale old pier in the 1950s. Opened in 1870, it was the first iron pier to be built in Scotland'. Photo by Duncan Ritchie ©
Carradale’s present harbour was opened in 1959. This photograph was taken in October 1968, when it was being extended. Photo by Duncan Ritchie ©
Carradale ring-net boats Mairi Bhan & Harvest Queen on the quay beach for cleaning, October 1968. The Bungalow tearoom & poles for drying nets are in the background. Photo by Duncan Ritchie ©
In 2019 The Heritage Centre hosted a temporary exhibition about our most famous resident of the recent past, the author Naomi Mitchison