St Kilda Snapshots
This lavishly illustrated book by David Quine, who has written several acclaimed accounts of St Kilda, contains many rare photos taken by the late Lachlan MacDonald of life on St.Kilda, the last inhabitants of that remote archipelago, and the St Kildans after the evacuation.
Lachlan was born on St Kilda in 1906, left at the time of the evacuation in 1930, and died in 1991. David met him for the first time in 1977 when a valued friendship immediately developed with Lachlan and his wife Nancy. That relationship led to this beautiful book, an evocative and very personal tribute to an island community and a way of life which is now over.
St Kilda is a truly remarkable place. The importance of its natural history and cultural heritage have earned it duel World Heritage status by UNESCO - the only such site in Britain and only one of a handful of sites around the world to have been awarded a double status. The stunning scenery and remarkable wildlife make it a place without equal in Britain.