Blogs in June 2021

The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange 19th June 2021

The wronged lady finally has her say… One of the strangest and most disturbing stories to have emerged from Scotland’s Jacobite past.’ The Times Edinburgh, January 1732. It’s the funeral of Rachel, wife of Lord Grange. Her death is...

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Child of St Kilda 10th January 2021

Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacuated forever to the British mainland. People had lived on these islands for over four thousand years, developing...

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Where the World Ends 27th September 2020

Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve...

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To the Edge of the World 27th September 2020

Imagine a tiny island far out in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. On some days, you can hardly see where the sea ends and the land begins, everything merged in a blue-grey mist of sea...

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The Lost Lights of St Kilda 1st February 2020

1927: When Fred Lawson takes a summer job on St Kilda, little does he realise that he has joined the last community to ever live on that beautiful, isolated island. Only three years later, St Kilda will be evacuated,...

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