Knoydart

The people of the Knoydart Peninsula on Scotland's remote West Coast have always had hard lives. They suffered in The Clearances as they were removed to make way for sheep. In 1948 the Seven Men of Knoydart made a brave land raid against the Nazi sympathiser Lord Brockett. In the 1990s the rejuvenated community sought to control its future by buying the land on which it lived and worked. Living on the margins as the people do there has created a kind of magic in their lives. They have welcomed me and my camera and occasionally I caught a glimpse of that magic.