A big part of Homecoming is the return of descendants of those who left Coll in the 1800s and early 1900s. They often left in search of employment and the promise of a better life in Canada, America, New Zealand and Australia. We are delighted to have a large number of Johnsons joining us from Canada and are grateful to Jackie Johnson who will be sharing with us the story of their ancestors and how they have ended up back on Coll for Homecoming.

Jackie will be telling the story of Duncan Johnston/Johnson of the White House Lodge, Grishipol (her Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather!) who left Coll on the ship ‘Economy’ in 1819 and settled in Pictou County Nova Scotia, Canada. Jackie will speak mostly on the direct descendants of Duncan (1760-1820) right down to her father and his siblings.

Please join us to hear about this often untold story of those who left Coll and other west coast communities, and share your experiences and tales of your own family.

Homecoming Coll Storytelling
  • Wednesday 19th September 2018

  • 1130h – 1230h

  • An Cridhe, Arinagour

  • Donations to Homecoming welcome