Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Old Photographs Islanders St Kilda Scotland
Old photograph of Islanders on St Kilda, Scotland. St Kilda is the remotest part of the British Isles, lies 41 miles west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Its society was viable, even Utopian; but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and despotism. St Kildan culture gradually disintegrated and in 1930 the few remaining islanders asked to be evacuated.
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