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The Decline and Fall of St Kilda

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Keypoints: Proceedings of an International Conference organised by The Islands Book Trust in August 2005 to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda.

Categories: History, Local History, St Kilda

Readership: General

Content: This thought provoking volume is based on the very succesful conference held in Great Bernera, Lewis in August 2005 to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda.  It examines the background to the island's dramatic history in the context of the struggles for survival of other remote islands in the Western Isles, Shetland, Ireland and the Faroes.  The authors shed new light on the oft-told story of St Kilda's decline and fall, and challenge the many myths which have grown up over the centuries.

Contributors:John Randall, Alex Macdonald, Estlin Waters, Michael Robson, John Love, Ian Levitt, Ben Buxton, Isobel Holbourn, Patricia Lysaght, Joan Pauli Joensen.

 


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