Island of Barra — 1955

National Library of Scotland

Ten-minute 1955 silent film, shot on the Scottish island of Barra

The history of Barra bears some study too — particularly with regard to the hardships the islanders faced in the past (this was mainly due to the actions of those who had taken ownership of the island). The archaeology is also of great interest.

Reconstructed Pict

Reconstructed face of a *Pictish man, thought to have been murdered 1400 years ago. From bones found in a cave on the Black Isle, Scotland.

*inhabitant of Scotland – the name ‘pict’ is though to have come from the Roman word ‘Picti’, meaning ‘Painted Ones’ in Latin. Possibly because these people were tattooed and/or wore warpaint.