Saturday, 29 August 2009

Latha Hiort - St. Kilda Day

Seventy nine years after the last islanders left the Scottish island of Hiort, the Government has declared today to be St. Kilda Day. St. Kilda is the English name for the group of islands west of the Outer Hebrides, including Hiort, the main inhabited island (the St. Kilda inhabitants were referred to as Hiortach in Gaelic).

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A documentary entitled An t-Hiortach (The St. Kildan) airs tonight on BBC Alba at 22.00, following the last evacuated surviving islander's return trip to visit the island. A clip of the documentary is online at

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