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St Kilda: Islands at the Edge of the World

  • Blackwell's South Bridge 53-59 South Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 United Kingdom (map)

Alex Boyd’s stark and contemplative photographs of St Kilda explore the complex history and landscape of the ‘Islands at the Edge of the World’. He discusses the power of this special place, focusing on the efforts of the Ministry of Defence and the National Trust to preserve its unique environment.

Using a 'battered medium format camera' once belonging to Fay Goodwin, Alex Boyd captures the archipelago of St Kilda in a new light, from a 21st century perspective. From the crumbling Cold War military base to the wild beauty of the natural landscape, this collection of photographs is both an ode to the history of the islands and an insight into the modern day lives of those who live and work on St Kilda today.

This event takes place on the first day of Tradfest 2018 - more details about the festival can be found here:

Tickets for this event are free and all are welcome. Available at or by calling Luath Press on 0131 225 4326.

St Kilda: The Silent Islands by Alex Boyd