Thursday, 7 July 2011
People Will Get Up and ... Go
Stroma is in the Pentland Firth and is part of Caithness. Its near northern neighbour, Swona, is part of Orkney. The population of the 1.45 sq mile Stroma once exceeded 500. In 1901 it was 375, but the appeal of working on the mainland was such that around 1962 the last two families left. A harbour had been constructed at the island's south end, barely in time to serve permanent residents and then to assist their departure.
Scottish Islands Explorer - helping visitors discover what is off-shore