'Busy cleaning sitting room. Washed two blouses and tie. Baked 4 gingerbreads – a great success (for a wonder).' Alice MacLachlan lived on St Kilda with her husband, the isle's minister, from 1906 to 1909. The National Trust for Scotland is now publishing extracts and transcripts from her handwritten diaries, which offer a rare glimpse into life on the island at the time.
New entries will be released at the start of each month on the St Kilda Diaries website, which you can read by clicking on the photograph below.