The many small dramas that go on simultaneously on a small Gaelic-speaking island off the coast of Scotland are the subject of this affectionate drama. Callum (Iain F. Macleod) can't decide whether to study hard and wind up going to a big university or to slack off some and stick around so he can be with his first girlfriend, Kirsty. Meanwhile, retired schoolmaster McAllister (Ken Hutchison) is secretly in love with a young nurse (Wilma Kennedy) who is about to get married to a young man nearer her own age. McAllister amuses himself by keenly observing all the goings-on around his village, and is fascinated by a resident whose origins are unknown to anyone, who does not reveal anything about himself. English subtitles are provided when the dialog is in Gaelic.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide