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Above is a photo of women on St Kilda taken in August 1909.  From left to right we have Mrs Donald Gillies, Mrs Macdonald, Mary Macdonald, Mary Macqueen, widow Mackinnon and Mrs Neil Ferguson.

Above is a photo of women (some of them from my clan) on St Kilda taken in August From left to right we have Mrs Donald Gillies, Mrs Macdonald, Mary Macdonald, Mary Macqueen, widow Mackinnon and Mrs Neil Ferguson.

A St Kilda islander launches a “mail boat”. "Mail boats" were used by the St Kilda islanders to send mail to the mainland. St Kilda was never served by a regular mail service which meant the islanders could not communicate with the mainland during the winter months when boats did not visit the island. "Mail boats", made from available materials such as tin cans and sheep's bladders, were carried by the Gulf Stream currents. They often landed in Northern Scotland or Norway.

The mail boats of St Kilda

By the late a unique system of mail dispatch had developed on the remote Scottish islands of St Kilda.

Until the late 19-th century, rents were mainly paid in kind. The factor sold the produce, and supplied the islanders with imported goods.

Until the late century, rents were mainly paid in kind. The factor sold the produce, and supplied the islanders with imported goods.

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old Photograph Children St Kilda Outer Hebrides

Old photograph of children on St Kilda , Scotland . All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used.

A villager in Hirta in the St Kilda Archipelago, Western Isles, Scotland -- The Evacuation-Sending the mailboat.

A villager in Hirta in the St Kilda Archipelago, Western Isles, Scotland -- The Evacuation-Sending the mailboat.

The Factor, Mr Mackenzie, arriving to collect the rents c.1910  Photograph: Anna Mackenzie

The Factor, Mr Mackenzie, arriving to collect the rents Photograph: Anna Mackenzie

New book challenges St Kilda's 'lost world' tag - BBC News image: Children pose for a photographer on Hirta, the main island of St Kilda #Scotland

Debunking isles' 'lost world' tag

New book challenges St Kilda's 'lost world' tag - BBC News image: Children pose for a photographer on Hirta, the main island of St Kilda

St Kilda - Way of Life - Finlay McQueen and his daughter working in the fields in 1910

Scotland, St Kilda - Finlay McQueen and his daughter working in the fields in 1910 (before the evacuation of everyone in

Hirta St.Kildas Scotland... DBR - The poor should definitely be featured just to give the play more life and reality. Wherever you go the poor are often segregated by their situation and will be found close together in small home. Given the era this is a good look to represent the "slums" of their kingdom.

Hirta St.Kildas Scotland... DBR - The poor should definitely be featured just to give the play more life and reality. Wherever you go the poor are often segregated by their situation and will be found close together in small home. Given the era this is a good look to represent the "slums" of their kingdom.

A filmed voyage by steamer from Glasgow to St Kilda, containing scenes of the ports en-route and life of the population on St Kilda. Research supports the conclusion that the scenes on the island of Hirta were taken in May 1923, with footage of the voyage from Glasgow out to St Kilda shot later, c. 1928. The film was made on the eve of the evacuation of St Kilda, August 1930   http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=0418

st kilda island - I have a spinning wheel EXACTLY like this from Scotland.

Village on Hirta Island in the St Kilda Archipelago, Western Isles, Scotland | Donald Murray is a teacher and poet with a special interest in St Kilda. Caithness.org webmaster Bill Fernie spent 12 weeks on St Kilda in 1969 and like many others retained a lifelong interest in the islands.

Village on Hirta Island in the St Kilda Archipelago, Western Isles, Scotland | Donald Murray is a teacher and poet with a special interest in St Kilda. Caithness.org webmaster Bill Fernie spent 12 weeks on St Kilda in 1969 and like many others retained a lifelong interest in the islands.

Tour Scotland Photographs: Old photograph of men guddling for trout in the River Tay in Highland Perthshire, Scotland.

Old photograph of men guddling for trout in the River Tay in Highland Perthshire , Scotland . Guddling is a Scots word used to describe atte.

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