Away from corrupting influences

by Andrea Elizabeth

St Kilda: “…is a mad, imperfect God’s hoard of all unnecessary lavish landscape luxuries he ever devised in his madness. These he has scattered at random in Atlantic isolation 100 miles (160 km) from the corrupting influences of the mainland, 40 miles (64 km) west of the westmost Western Isles. He has kept for himself only the best pieces and woven around them a plot as evidence of his madness.”

See The Edge of the World (1937), a beautifully filmed movie about the last inhabitants of this remote Scottish island on Netflix play-it-now, or watch on DVD.