Christopher Whatley, OBE, FRHistS, FRSE is Professor of Scottish History at the University of Dundee. His publications include the award-winning The Scots and the Union and, more recently, Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People.
'Beautifully written, and presents a richly detailed and fascinating historical narrative. Whatley delves into the island's past and the people who have made Pabay their home. It's as much a testimony to how people have shaped the island and how the island has shaped them'* Dundee Courier *
'Historically insightful and charmingly personal'* Scottish Field *
'The inspiring story of how a family left the city behind to set up home on their very own isle of dreams'* Sunday Post *
'An island history almost without comparison... one of the finest Highland books of the 21st Century ... There has, to my knowledge, never before been one devoted entirely to the tiny Pabay in Broadford Bay. Nor has there been written quite so good a book, on this or any other Scottish subject'-- Roger Hutchinson * West Highland Free Press *
'This Odyssey is replete with cases of the past and present colliding, of scandals and skirmishes, pilgrimages and political spats, and it creates a vivid depiction of the many trials, tribulations and joys of island life'-- Neil Drysdale * Press and Journal *