St Kilda

(Saint Kilda)

Classification and Statistics

Population: 25
Area: 853 ha (2108 acres)
Tourist Rating: Three Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 15-FEB-2022

Latitude: 57.8163°N Longitude: 8.5856°W
National Grid Reference: NF 092 998
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Extended Information
Lady Rachel Grange (1679 - 1745) was kidnapped from Edinburgh and eventually marooned on Hirta, her husband fearing she would reveal his Jacobite sympathies having been upset by his infidelity.
References and Further Reading
Coventry, Martin (2006) Hebridean Island Hopping: A Guide for the Independent Traveller. Birlinn Ltd., Edinburgh
Martin, Martin (1698) A Late Voyage to St. Kilda: The Remotest of all the Hebrides. Reprinted: The Mercat Press Edinburgh (1986)
Miers, Mary (2008) The Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. The Rutland Press, Edinburgh
Morris, Ron (2013) Defending St Kilda. The Islands Book Trust, Kershader
Perrott, David (2004) The Western Islands Handbook. Kittiwake, Machynlleth
Quine, David A. (1982) St. Kilda Revisited. Dowland Press, Frome
Small, Alan (ed.) (1979) A St Kilda Handbook. National Trust for Scotland / University of Dundee, Department of Geography, Occasional Paper No. 5
Stell, Geoffrey P. and Mary Harman (1988) Buildings of St. Kilda. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh
Withers, C.W.J. (1998) Introduction to 'A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland ca 1695 and a Late Voyage to St. Kilda'. Birlinn Ltd., Edinburgh

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