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Saturday, 18 August 2007

Island Of Gigha

Island Of Gigha. God's Islanders, The Story of Gigha. The island of Gigha is a small gem, the most southerly of the true Hebridean islands, lying just off Tayinloan on Scotland's Kintyre Peninsula. The name Gigha may mean God's Island although Norse invaders probably knew it as the isle of the good harbours because although the
island is less than seven miles long, it has an astonishing twenty five miles of coastline and a great number of small, sheltered bays. A few years ago, Gigha was the subject of the largest community buyout in British history, and as well as writing about the complex history of the islanders, the author examines the relationship between a contemporary island community and its own rich past. God's Islanders: The Story of Gigha.

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