A Flight To St. Kilda - by Rev. R.L. Lawson - Page 15
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The images and text of Rev. Lawson's booklet - A FLIGHT TO ST. KILDA - contributed by Ewen McGee whose grandfather was captain of the SS Hebrides from 1899 to 1921.


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                            A FLIGHT TO ST. KILDA                           15

coals which had been sent specially for his use, having disappeared one night, he said the thieves must be on the island, and that it behoved them to find out who they were.  The result was that nobody would come to hear him, and he, too, has had to go.  At present, the elders, along with a lay missionary, take turns at the preaching, and an ordained minister is sent over at the Communion time, while a female teacher opens the School for certain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

months in the year; and this is perhaps as good an arrangement as could be come to meanwhile. 

 

The islands belong to Macleod of Dunvegan, who bought them some years ago for 3,000.  But they cannot be called a profitable concern, as the crofters only pay 2 a year for house and farm rent, with 9d. a year for each of the sheep they graze on the hill.  Part of their rent is paid in the down of fulmars a species of sea-fowl abundant here.  Beside the fish caught off their shores,

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