Estimate for the building of a new boat for St Kilda
Illustration: The National Trust for Scotland
Until a jetty
was built in Village Bay in 1901, all their produce was landed -
precariously - on the rocks.
Islanders landing stores form the S.S. Dunara Castle
Photograph: From a postcard
They had little
contact with the mainland until the mid 19th century. The factor
arrived by boat each year to collect the rents and was accompanied
by a minister who performed baptisms and weddings.
The Factor, Mr Mackenzie, arriving to collect the rents c.1910
Photograph: Anna Mackenzie