9 eerily deserted islands of Scotland

CARA: Less than a mile south of Gigha, Cara was last farmed by Angus McGuigan in 1932 and the island has been uninhabited since the 1940s. The last person to be born there was Charlotte McAllister, who was eventually moved with the remaining islanders to neighbouring Gigha as Cara stopped being able to sustain itself. Picture: Eddie Mackinnon/Geograph
CARA: Less than a mile south of Gigha, Cara was last farmed by Angus McGuigan in 1932 and the island has been uninhabited since the 1940s. The last person to be born there was Charlotte McAllister, who was eventually moved with the remaining islanders to neighbouring Gigha as Cara stopped being able to sustain itself. Picture: Eddie Mackinnon/Geograph
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Many of Scotland’s 790 islands now lie uninhabited - save for wildlife - but a handful were once thriving communities.

Here we look at nine islands that people once called home until disaster, forced eviction or opportunity drove them away.