"Finlay MacQueen of St Kilda"

AUTHOR: W. R. Mitchell
ISBN:1 899863 45 1
PRICE: £6.99
PAGES: 96pp 210x148mm 8pp b&w illustrations plus map, line drawing.


This 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 met him.

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