Anna Adams (1926-2011) was an acclaimed poet who died on 2 October. In 1970 she and her husband, Norman, purchased a croft on the island of Scarp. This was at the end of a phase of a settlement off the west coast of Harris. The school had closed and the shop was soon to shut, bringing permanent residency to an end. Her anthology, Island Chapters, considers aspects of living there. Norman, who became an established artist and Keeper of the Royal Academy, died in 2005. Here is some of his work featuring Scarp that, of course, complements her poetry. Now her life has ended.
Scottish Islands Explorer - tracing successive eras