Annie Gillies spinning outside No. 11

Robert Atkinson1938

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Mrs Annie Gillies spinning wool outside her old home when she returned to St Kilda for a visit eight years after the island was evacuated in 1930.

The photograph was taken by Robert Atkinson (1915-1995) who visited St Kilda in 1938. There he met islanders who had returned for the summer following the evacuation in 1930.

University of Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies Archives: SSSA 0014727c


  • Title: Annie Gillies spinning outside No. 11
  • Creator: Robert Atkinson
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland
  • Rights: School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh
  • Medium: Photograph (Negative)

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