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St Kilda  - The Past

 Early History
  Way of Life
  Produce from the Land
  Fowling
  Communications
  Religion and Culture
  The Village
  Final Years
  The Evacuation

The history of the St Kildans and their way of life has fascinated observers for many years. Numerous books and articles have been written about them. Look at the bibliography if you want to find out more about their lives.

Early History
Prehistoric and Norse settlement.

Way of Life
Population and social organisation

Produce from the Land
Farming and agricultural organisation

Fowling
Catching seabirds for food

Communications
On St Kilda and with the outside world

Religion and Culture
Church, school, dress and language

The Village
Houses and other buildings

Final Years
Increased dependence on the outside world

The Evacuation
Breakdown of the economy


Dividing the fulmar catch
Photograph:
George Washington Wilson Collection, University of Aberdeen


St Kildans in The Village
Photograph:
George Washington Wilson Collection, University of Aberdeen

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