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TITLE
Economic Disadvantages of Living on Stroma
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_139
PLACENAME
Stroma
DISTRICT
Northern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Robert Dundas
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41417
KEYWORDS
audios

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Robert Dundas was brought up on the island of Stroma in the Pentland Firth, the only island that is part of Caithness. The resident population of the island numbered into the hundreds in the early 20th century but the last family flitted to the mainland in 1964. At the time of this interview, Robert was living at Huna on the Caithness mainland opposite the island. His memories focus on the issue of communication and transport between the Stroma and the mainland. These difficulties encouraged a high degree of self-sufficiency on the island.

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Economic Disadvantages of Living on Stroma

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1980s

audios;

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Transport

Robert Dundas was brought up on the island of Stroma in the Pentland Firth, the only island that is part of Caithness. The resident population of the island numbered into the hundreds in the early 20th century but the last family flitted to the mainland in 1964. At the time of this interview, Robert was living at Huna on the Caithness mainland opposite the island. His memories focus on the issue of communication and transport between the Stroma and the mainland. These difficulties encouraged a high degree of self-sufficiency on the island.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)<br /> <br /> Image Copyright - Markus Schroeder. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.