W. R. Mitchell ISBN:1 899863 45 1 PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 96pp 210x148mm 8pp
b&w illustrations plus map, line drawing.
is the first book to be devoted to the almost legendary Finlay
MacQueen (1862-1941). He was a man of two worlds: the remote archipelago
of St Kilda - a scattering of islands 45 miles west of Uist, in
the Outer Hebrides - and the much gentler landscape of Fife where
he spent his last few years. The book also deals with a significant
chapter in Scottish social history - the last days of a 1000 year
old tradition of remote island life. In 1930, thirty-six islanders,
the remnants of a proud, self-reliant population, were evacuated
to the mainland. Finlay was a character - his own man! Though
dour and at times cantankerous, he drew respect from those who
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