The 'bird people' of St Kilda

Lying in the Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles or so north-west of the Outer Hebrides, St Kilda is home to about one million breeding seabirds, which come to the islands each spring to breed and raise their young. But for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, the UK archipelago was also home to "the bird people". This extraordinary group of men, women and children lived what amounted to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, right into the early decades of the 20th Century.


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