After centuries of neglect, are Scotland’s islands now on the road to recovery?

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Kevin McKenna
After centuries of neglect, are Scotland’s islands now on the road to recovery?

As the Scottish government introduces a bill to protect its islands, locals ask if the move will be enough to reverse their population declineOn a tiny island beyond the northern fringe of Scotland’s coast, a lone piper salutes the end of a dozen generations. North Ronaldsay is the northernmost island of Orkney and today the primary school is saying farewell to its only pupil, 11-year-old Teigan Scott. None among the small group of friends and relatives who have gathered for…

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Kevin McKenna
After centuries of neglect, are Scotland’s islands now on the road to recovery?