The last St Kildan

This week the last St Kildan died.

Rachel Johnson was born on St Kilda in July 1922 and was 8 years old when the island was evacuated.

Last native of St Kilda 7 April 2016

In my job as an NHS doctor for our elders I have found that childhood memories not only remain but become more vivid with age. This is generally true even for those diagnosed with dementia.

I dedicate my short films on St Kilda to Rachel Johnson. Let her anchor go.

To play these short films please click on the title or the image

St Kilda [Are ever-constant in your changefulness]:

St Kilda [Let the anchor go]:

St Kilda [that’s entertainment]:

St Kilda [is our island told in books?]:

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