Today, Ardveg is a remote and uninhabited spot, accessible only by foot over challenging mountainous terrain, or by boat.
John MacDonald was fortunate enough to have been brought up in Ardveg in one of only three households in the tiny township during the 1930s and '40s. He vividly captures what life was like then for his family - mother, father, three sisters and himself - and the rest of his vibrant, thriving Gaelic community, including his uncle and grandmother.
The result is a fascinating, wide-ranging and unique first-hand account of a by-gone era. The story reveals hitherto untold details of the everyday life of this crofting and fishing community.
This slim book is perfect for slipping into a bag or luggage for reading while travelling and features black and white photographs interspersed with the text.