Here’s an interesting one – an audio account by the author, Peter Kerr, on the background to his writing the story of emigration from the island published by the Berneray Historical Society. Islands have always attracted visitors and, in more recent years, enthusiasts. On the other hand natives and residents have often felt compelled (or been encouraged) to leave to experience mainland attractions and livelihoods. Berneray is slightly different in that it was an off-shore island of an island before becoming linked by the causeway. It was at this point that the population decline reversed.