Galley Aileach History and Future Plans

The history:The undecked galley – referred to as a Nyvaig or Birlinn – was the vessel developed from Viking lines which enabled Somerled, the founder of Clan Donald to break

A Permanent Home In South Uist For Galley ‘Aileach’ – Celebrating The Maritime History Of The Lordship Of The Isles

Almost 30 years ago, the bold initiative was embarked upon to build a birlinn or galley which would, as far as surviving knowledge allowed, replicate the vessels which plied the