Life on Swona

Life on Swona differed from the world outside in many ways. Access, ecconomics, environment and isolation all brought their own challenges. They had to be self-sufficient in order to survive, but to have a greater quality of life, they relied on the outside world for supplies and modern conveniences.

Newspaper articles from the 1900s often showed that outside world was just as intrigued about life on Swona then, as people are today.

Swona Islanders - Rosies