This book is without doubt a labour of love by the author. It deals with the archipelago of islaands collectively known as St.Kilda which lie 40 miles from the Western Isles and 100 miles from mainland Scotland. THere are 4 islands-Hirta,Dun,Soay and Boreray the first was inhabited from c1850 B.C. to 1930 when it was evacuated,the other 3 islands were left to sheep and birds.There are many stacs (rocky outcrops from the sea.The book is dividedinto 5 main parts recording Hirta,other islands and stacs,boeray and its stacs plus a historical background. In the appendix is a marvellous chronologyand detailed plant and bird checklists.The maps,diagrams,sketches and photographs are of a high standard.