Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda

Author: Maclean, Charles
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 17/01/2019
Publisher: CANONGATE
ISBN: 9781786896100
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Quick overview A classic work of social history and a moving account of the destruction of a remote Scottish community
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For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Their society was viable, utopian even; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them money, disease and despotism. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves.

An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.

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