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Friday, January 19, 2007
Some Men Are Islands
According to the 2001 UK census, the Scottish isles of South Rona, Eilean Donnan, Shuna and Sanda each have a population of one.
North Rona (which is nowhere near South Rona) is even more remote than St Kilda, but was inhabited continuously until 1844. According to a seventeenth-century Gaelic travel writer, the islanders "took their surnames from the colours of the sky, rainbow and clouds." Here's an account of going to visit it by Kathleen Jamie.