Fishermen off Tristan de Cunha
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Tristan de Cunha islanders influenced by Scots thinking

A volcano erupted on the remote island of Tristan de Cunha in 1961.

All 260 island residents were forced to flee the British territory in the South Atlantic.

Islanders settled in Pendell army camp in Surrey.

On the 50th anniversary of the return to the island, a conference in Glasgow will look at the islanders' way of life which was based on Scottish egalitarian principles.

BBC Scotland's social affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports on the Scots' influence on the island that is 2,000 miles off the coast of Cape Town.

  • 01 Nov 2013
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