It is estimated that between the years 1770 and 1900, a total of some 7000 families, perhaps 35,000 individuals, emigrated from the Isle of Skye, Scotland!
In the context of the present day population of 11,000, these statistics are extreme. So why did they leave and why did so many of them go to Prince Edward Island? This book tries to capture something of life in the two islands during the first half of the 19th century. It also follows the fortunes of Murdoch and Effy MacLeod, from Camustianavaig in Skye’s Braes area, who settled in Lot 67 on ‘The Island’.