A Requiem For St Kilda

Exactly 75 years ago, on August 28th 1930, the last 36 St Kildans were evacuated to mainland Scotland, bringing to an end 5,000 years of habitation of their island.

Through the sounds of the place - wind, seabirds, the Atlantic - the voices and memories of the last islanders, and new poetry of his own recorded there, the Scottish poet Kenneth Steven commemorates life and death in St Kilda, which was the most remote community in Britain.

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Exactly 75 years ago, on August 28th 1930, the last 36 St Kildans were evacuated to mainland Scotland, bringing to an end 5,000 years of habitation of their island.

Through the sounds of the place - wind, seabirds, the Atlantic - the voices and memories of the last islanders, and new poetry of his own recorded there, the Scottish poet Kenneth Steven commemorates life and death in St Kilda, which was the most remote community in Britain.