Wednesday, 21 September 2011
81 years ago saw St Kilda evacuated and all residents departing, including the very young Norman John Gillies. Here he is (above) at a recent National Trust for Scotland book launch. He had travelled from where he now lives, in Ipswich, Suffolk, to Edinburgh for the event to mark the publication of the latest version of Tom Steel's The Life and Death of St Kilda and the new archaelogical study of the island, Winds of Change, by Jill Harden and Olivia Lelong, also pictured. There must have been more words written about this speck of land than any other, particularly since 1930. It continues to fascinate and if you are, then read the full account of this story in the Stornoway Gazette.
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