This is the story of the people of Gigha, based on an examination of changing settlement patterns on the island from prehistoric times to the present day. Analysing the written and recorded history in conjunction with the oral and popular traditions of the island, the book provides an in-depth but wholly accessible account of clan ownership of the island and changing allegiances up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The study also examines the relationship between a contemporary community which is struggling to become viable once again, and its own rich past. The story of Gigha is the story of this part of Scotland, in miniature.
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