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St. Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland. Photographic Print of Cottage beside Village Bay, St from Robert Harding.

St Kilda Photograph

St. Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland. St. Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom Stretched Canvas Poster Print by David Lomax, 18x24.

St Kilda PhotographySt Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island St Kilda, now a World Heritage Site and once home to the most remote community in Britain, has long been seen as a place of tragedy. Sepia images of intrepid seabird hunters and the abandoned village street have been used to evoke a heroic, ultimately doomed 'struggle for existence'on the edge of the Atlantic, a struggle that ended with the evacuation of 1930. This book, the first general account for thirty years, reconsiders the islanders' story and presents a radical new interpretation. Adnrew Fleming argues that this tale of inevitability doesn't do the St Kildans justice. They have often been regarded as exotic, but as the photographs of ordinary children in the book show, they were not so very different from other Hebrideans. The archipelago was settled by a hard-working, viable community well before 2000 BC; in prehistoric and Norse times, St Kilda may in fact have played a pivotal role in the region. Well into the Victorian period St Kilda was a well-organised, economically diversified and culturally rich community, which dealt effectively with outsiders and won their sympathy. Indeed the St Kildans themselves colluded with the wider world to create the iconic island of today.

St Kilda Photograph

St. Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland. St. Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom Stretched Canvas Poster Print by David Lomax, 30x40.

Story of St.KildaIsland on the Edge of the World: Story of St.Kilda (Canongate Classics S.) A part of Britain but a world apart, St Kilda society existed almost completely isolated from the mainstream of civilization for more than 1000 years. Increased contact with the mainland during the 19th century brought about the downfall of what many once regarded as an ideal society. Missionaries and tourists brought money, disease and despotism. In 1930 the islanders, who could no longer support themselves, were finally evacuated at their own request. The island, which is difficult to access, is now a nature reserve. The island's story was chiefly recorded by outsiders. This book examines the island and the St Kildan society as a microcosm of a process which is consistently taking place, often on a much larger scale, all over the world. St Kilda remains a symbol of the ability of man to survive in the most hostile of environments and it remains a fascination unique among islands. This new edition of Charles Maclean's study of the island contains an introduction highlighting recent findings about St Kilda. St Kilda Photography.

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