Tales of History and Imagination

Eccentric tales from History by Simone Whitlow

Four: The Incident on Eilean Mor

January 6th, 2021

The Flannan Isles, sometimes referred to as the 7 Hunters, are a tiny group of islands on the outside of the Outer Hebrides – a string of islands in the North of Scotland. Uninhabited, hilly and rocky, covered only by grass … people generally had little to do with these islands. For centuries Shepherds would use the islands to store sheep away from poachers. They themselves never stayed overnight – folklore warned of malevolent spirits on the islands. The lighthouse keepers were another case entirely. 

What happened to the lighthouse keepers of Eilean Mor?

This week we go way back to the early days of the blog. Written in January 2019, directly to the Facebook page, this is the second ever Tale of History and Imagination.

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About the Author: Simone Whitlow is a musician, songwriter, academic and former Mastermind contestant from New Zealand. Transgender, she uses she/her pronouns. Simone is an avid collector of strange tales from history and other ephemera.

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