The funerals take place this coming week of the widows of two former residents of St Kilda. On Monday, at Chelmondiston, near Ipswich, there will be the funeral of Ivy Gillies (88) who died at the same age as her husband, Norman John Gillies (1925 - 2013). He was, as a child, evacuated from the island in 1930 when all its inhabitants left.
On Tuesday, in Fort William, there will be the funeral of Nancy MacDonald (97) widow of Lachlan MacDonald (1906 - 1991) whose photographs of what was then the most remote permanent settlement in the British Isles formed the basis of St Kilda Snapshots, published by The Islands Book Trust.
Scottish Islands Explorer - marks the passing of generations