St Kilda Mailboat

Steve Dilworth launches his St Kilda Mailboat in Village Bay

Steve Dilworth launches his St Kilda Mailboat in Village Bay

Artists are drawn to the extremes of the Hebrides. One of the best known artists is the sculptor Steve Dilworth.

To commemorate the evacuation of St Kilda (a remote group of islands lying 60 miles west of the Outer Hebrides) Steve sailed to St Kilda, where he launched a small mailboat made from whalebone and oak.

An art statement maybe, but until the islands were evacuated in 1934 this was how the islanders communicated with the outside world.

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