Tristan da Cunha

The Island

  • Discovered by Portuguese sailor Tristao da Cunha in 1506
  • 38 square miles
  • Highest point – Queen Mary’s Peak – 6,765 feet (2,062 metres)
  • 1750 miles west of Cape Town
  • +/- 37 degrees south
  • Population – 264 islanders
  • Settlement – Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
  • The most remote inhabited island in the world

Alasdair and Barbara (Bee) Wyllie

  • Living in – Callander, Scotland
  • Married – 1996
  • Alasdair:- April 2016 accepted job as Agricultural Adviser to the Government of Tristan da Cunha
    • Agriculturalist, rural engineer, chartered environmentalist
    • Agricultural development work in some 12 different countries
  • Bee ¬†– ¬†Farming background
    • Professional cook
    • Interests in sailing, fitness, walking, and Scottish Country Dancing

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