ST. KILDA - BRITAIN'S LONELIEST ISLE
Date: 1923 / 1928
Director: Paul Robello and Bobbie Mann
This film is made up from two seperate movies about St Kilda, most of it a
travelogue made in 1928 two years before the islanders made the painful decision to abandon their homes. So the film is an important record of how things were on thiscremote place forty miles west of Lewis. The story starts on the Broomielaw in Glasgow as the `SS Hebrides` is loaded ready for the journey to St Kilda.
David's music aims to reflect two strands of feeling many of us have about
St Kilda. There's sadness that such a beautiful place had to be evacuated,
but there's also an acceptace that things really had become unbearable for
the islanders in terms of a sustainable life.
The music soundtrack also features the voice of Norman Gillies who left St Kilda aged five, but remembers events vividly. You can read more about Norman on the reviews page.