Old Photograph Oa Islay Scotland


Old photograph of islanders collecting seaweed on the coast at Oa, Isle of Islay, Scotland. The Oa is a rocky region in the south west of Islay. It used to have a population of 800 in 1830 but became deserted due to the Highland Clearances. An American Monument was erected on the south coast by the American Red Cross to commemorate the loss of two ships in 1918, SS Tuscania, a passenger liner, and HMS Otranto.



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