Island On The Edge Of The World
For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda were removed from the world. Their society was poor but viable, even utopian; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them all the benefits and perils of modernity. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, and a moving account of human endeavour.