The latest film in the Lost But Not Forgotten series by writer and director Stuart Hackshaw focuses on the story of the St Kildans, who in 1930 were forced to evacuate their remote island home, severing an ancient tie and bringing to an end an incredible story of survival.
A wren is a wren is a wren, right? Well, no. Six North Atlantic islands have their own sub-species of Eurasian wren, including the St Kilda wren (Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis) and the Fair Isle wren (Troglodytes troglodytesfridariensis). In this superb essay (from the equally superb new online magazine Zoomorphic) Sally Huband describes the 'flying mouse' of Shetland (Troglodytes troglodytes zetlandicus) and explores the human relationship with this rather wonderful bird.
Click on the image to read the article. And if you enjoy it, try Sally's previous essay on this site, The Relict Tree.
The National Trust for Scotland is publishing extracts from the diaries of Alice MacLachlan, wife of St Kilda's minister in the early 20th century.Read More
Beginning this weekend, a group of nine intrepid swimmers are going to attempt to cross from the Isle of Harris to St Kilda.Read More
Poet Robin Robertson has collaborated with folk singer Alasdair Roberts on a collection of songs about St Kilda.Read More
"There is something forgiving and forgetting about islands – the way they are washed clean and seem to rise again, every morning, out of the sea." An interview with the author of Island of Wings.Read More