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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Discussion Topic Part 1
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RE: [www.nextfrictionalgame.com] Amnesia Discussion

What i've gathered so far about Boreray;

Scottish Island?
Fairly small
Small population
Contains some sort of lake/reservoir?

I'll look into the history of the island, and myths, links with anything else etc.

EDIT: Wikipedia says...

Gaelic name Boraraigh
Meaning of name "Fort island", from Norse

Area 86 ha (0.33 sq mi)[1]
Area rank 155=
Highest elevation Mullach an Eilein 384 m (1,260 ft)

Population 0
Population rank 0 out of 99

"Boreray boasts the Cleitean MacPhàidein, a "cleit village" of three small bothies used on a regular basis during fowling expeditions from Hirta.[6] As a result of a smallpox outbreak on Hirta in 1724, three men and eight boys were marooned on Boreray until the following May.

Here too are the ruins of Taigh Stallar (the steward's house), which was similar to the Amazon's house in Gleann Mòr, Hirta although somewhat larger, and which had six bed spaces. The local tradition was that it was built by the "Man of the Rocks", who led a rebellion against the landlord's steward.[6] It may be an example of an Iron Age wheelhouse and the associated remains of an agricultural field system and two additional possible settlement mounds were discovered in 2011. RCAHMS surveyor Ian Parker said: “This new discovery shows that a farming community actually lived on Boreray, perhaps as long ago as the prehistoric period. The agricultural remains and settlement mounds give us a tantalising glimpse into the lives of those early inhabitants. Farming what is probably one of the most remote – and inhospitable – islands in the North Atlantic would have been a hard and gruelling existence. And given the island’s unfeasibly steep slopes, it’s amazing that they even tried living there in the first place.”

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(This post was last modified: 02-14-2012 08:10 PM by Wooderson.)
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RE: [www.nextfrictionalgame.com] Amnesia Discussion - Wooderson - 02-14-2012 08:06 PM