The Life and Death of St. Kilda

Author: Tom Steel
Paperback: 277 pages
ISBN: 9780006373407
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St. Kilda, the most remote community of the British Isles, had survived isolated and alone for centuries. Increased contact with the outside world slowly eroded the islanders way of life until on the 29th of August 1930 the remaining 36 inhabitants were evacuated to the mainland. In this fascinating book Tom Steel documents the island way of life, the changes that twentieth century 'civilization' brought to the island, the evacuation and the lives of the people who had been forced to leave behind not only their homes but their whole way of life.