Pabay lies in Skye's Inner Sound, off the crofting village of Breakish and the small adjoining town of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norwegian papa-ey which means island of priests. Many visitors since the first holy man have built their chapel there, and felt that Pabay was a spiritual place. The Whatley family moved to Pabay from the Midlands and lived and worked there from 1950 until the 1970s. The author, nephew of Len and Margaret Whatley, spent long periods on the island, experiencing the trials, tribulations and joys of island life. In this book he uses his own and his familiy's experiences as conduits into the island's deeper history, which has never been told.