St Kilda Book List
- Add to BasketDestination St. Kilda: From Oban To Skye And The Outer Hebrides
- Hardback - Islands Book Trust
67 rarely seen Magic Lantern hand coloured glass slides from the 1880s depicting scenes from Oban to St. Kilda. The book includes the original lecture notes and additional material by Mark Butterworth.
- Add to BasketHiort: Far Na Laigh A' Ghrian
- Paperback - Acair
The author provides a Gaelic version of his work for readers to understand the heritage and culture of this remote settlement off the northwest coast of Scotland.
- Add to BasketIsland Of Wings
- Paperback - Quercus
Exquisitely written and profoundly moving, 'Island of Wings' is more than just an account of a marriage in peril - it is also a richly imagined novel about two people struggling to keep their love, and their family, alive in a place of terrible hardship and tumultuous beauty.
- Hardback - Quercus
Lizzie married Neil, a minister of the Church of Scotland, because of his looks, spirit and intent to do good. But, setting out for St Kilda with a man she barely knew, and pregnant with his child, Lizzie had no way of knowing if she was heading for adventure or disaster.
- Add to BasketSt Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World: The Story Of St Kilda
- Paperback - Canongate
St. Kilda was isolated from the mainstream of civilisation for more than 1000 years. Increased contact with the mainland led to its downfall, and by the 1930s the islanders were finally evacuated. Maclean's is the classic history of the island.
- Add to BasketThe Life And Death Of St Kilda: The Moving Story Of A Vanished Island Community
- Paperback - HarperPress
During 1930 the inhabitants of the island of St Kilda were evacuated, their community having succumbed to the ravages resulting from mainland contact. This book tells the story of the people, why they left and what then happened to them.
- Add to BasketNatural History Of St Kilda
- Paperback - Birlinn
A vast canon of literature has been produced over the years on St Kilda, most of which has focused on the resilient people who have lived there, but before now none have focused on the natural history of the island, nor has such a book been written by a native resident.
- Add to BasketThe Prisoner Of St Kilda: The True Story Of The Unfortunate Lady Grange
- Paperback - Luath
More than a history of scandal and infamy, 'The Prisoner of St Kilda' gives a balanced account of Lord and Lady Grange, their flaws and strengths, and the role played by the powerful men who saw the unpredictable Lady Grange as a threat.
- Add to BasketThe Raging Spirit
- Hardback - Robert Hale
For a woman in 1890, travelling to the wild archipelagos of St. Kilda off the north-east coast of Scotland was hazardous, but that was not going to stop Meredith Jolly accompanying her naturalist father on his expedition. But then she meets the renowned Professor Fergus Macaulay and soon has cause to fear him.
- Add to BasketSt Kilda
- Paperback - Colin Baxter
St Kilda, Scotland's first World Heritage Site, is some 50 miles from the nearest land. This absorbing guide paints a vivid picture of the island's landscape and heritage, giving an insight into the history of the people who once lived there.
- Add to BasketSt Kilda: A Journey To The End Of The World
- Paperback - Amberley
This is the story of St Kilda and the journey to the end of the world, using previously unpublished images of these remotest of islands.
- Add to BasketSt Kilda And The Wider World: Tales Of An Iconic Island
- Paperback - Windgather
Fleming retells a fascinating tale, and reveals a wealth of new archaeological discoveries. UNESCO are considering upgrading St Kilda's inscription as World Heritage, on the grounds that its cultural heritage is just as important as it ecology. This books hould influence the debate.
- Add to BasketSt Kildan Heritage
- Paperback - Acair
The author has provided an English translation of his work for readers to understand the heritage and culture of this remote settlement off the northwest coast of Scotland.
- Paperback - John Donald
This title records the isolated way of life on St Kilda in the early part of the 20th century. It is based on notebooks written by Donald Gillies, containing reminiscences of his childhood on the island of Hirta. It provides an account of the living conditions, social structure and economy of the community in the early 1900s.
- Add to BasketWriting About St Kilda: Inventing An Island History
- Paperback - Islands Book Trust
In the summer of 2010, the Islands Book Trust held a major conference to mark the 80th anniversary of the evacuation, which looked behind the myths and re-examined some of the conventional wisdom. The results are published here.