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Mrs MacLachlan has a blog [Feb. 6th, 2015|08:43 pm]
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The National Trust for Scotland has started posting excerpts from the diary written by Alice MacLachlan between 1906 and 1909. Alice's husband Peter was a minister, and the current set of entries, for February 1906, describe their life in his forst post, in the village of Garve, north of Inverness: the weather, the visits (young Hugh, recently promoted from a child's smock to trousers, comes to show off), the reading of improving books.

What Alice does not yet know is that in August Peter will take up a new posting, on St Kilda.

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[User Picture]From: sovay
2015-02-06 10:01 pm (UTC)
What Alice does not yet know is that in August Peter will take up a new posting, on St Kilda.

Oh, neat. Most of what I know about St Kilda comes from Michael Powell's Edge of the World (200,000 Feet on Foula, 1938), where part of the point is that they are not filming on the island. Thanks!

Edited at 2015-02-06 10:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-02-07 02:22 pm (UTC)
It's a fine film nonetheless - and have you seen the companion documentary, Return to the Edge of the World?
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