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The end of this year marks the 60th anniversary of Tristan Da Cunha being reoccupied after the population of the ‘remotest island in the world’ was evacuated due to a volcanic eruption.

Alasdair MacEachen will be guesting on the popular Talks on Tuesday chat show at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum to mark the event.

The donation event at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, November 28, will hear Alasdair looking back on the aftermath of the 1961 eruption that forced the entire population to flee to safety and his visit to present-day Tristan Da Cunha.

Supporting the Talks on Tuesdays show are an exhibition of prints that will run from Monday, November 27 and the screening of two short films on Friday, December 1, at 3 pm.

Booking for in-person attendance, the Zoom link, and further information can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 07789 306 223.

Alasdair is also giving the talk in Eriskay Hall on Wednesday, December 6, at 7.30 pm.

Tristan Da Cunha is a remote group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying approximately 1,732 miles from Cape Town in South Africa, 1,514 miles from Saint Helena, 2,454 miles from Mar del Plata in Argentina, South America and 2,487 miles from the Falkland Islands.

The islands are part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

There is no airstrip; the only way of travelling to and from Tristan Da Cunha is by ship, a six-day voyage from South Africa.

The group’s main island, Tristan Da Cunha, extends to 38 square miles and, as of 2018, had a permanent population of 250. The other islands in the archipelago are uninhabited apart from the South African personnel of a weather station on Gough Island.