The Grimsay Community Association aims to preserve and share unique aspects of island history and culture through GCA Publications, focussing on the Grimsay boats, the Monach Isles, Gaelic culture and island life. In addition to our own books and videos, we also carry books by other local publishers such as Island Book Trust, and a wide range of cards from local artists. These are available to buy in the shop at Ceann na h-Àirigh. Some can also be ordered, please get in touch via email.


All are in English, or Gaelic with English translation.

'Looking Back' book

Griomsaigh: Suil air Ais / Grimsay: Looking Back
Historic photos and memories

'Never Broken in a Sea' book

Never Broken in a Sea / Gun Fhaillin San Fhairge:
The Hebridean Workboats of Grimsay

'World of Uists' book

Saoghal nan Uibhistean / World of the Uists
Cartoons: a young person’s view of island life

'Heisgeir: The Fair Island' book

Heisgeir: an t-eilean bàn / Heisgeir, the Fair Island
Catalogue of the permanent exhibition on Ceann Ear

Cooking on Ceann Ear: How to be Well-fed on an Atlantic Island


Tìr mo Ruin / Our Island (DVD)
The Grimsay Boat Days, Talks and Music

Mach Tron Fhadhail - Through the Ford DVD

Mach Tron Fhadhail / Through the Ford (DVD)
The close relationship between the Monach Isles (Heisgeir) and the fishing community of Grimsay, North Uist, as told by the men and women who lived and worked here, including stories, songs, craft and poetry. Now with English subtitles.

Heisgeir Postcards set of 6 images