Clifford Jupp was born in 1919 and educated at Perse School and Cambridge University. During World War II he served in the Royal Artillery and then with a Commando unit operating in Greece, Albania and Yugoslavia. After the war he joined the Diplomatic Service and held posts in Lebanon, USA, Egypt, Afghanistan and Belgium. On his retirement to Islay in 1976, he became a leading member of the small group that founded the award-winning Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte, and also served as its Secretary. His keen interest in the archaeology and history of Islay led him to fill an important gap not dealt with in the standard history books. The research for this book and contact with so many warm and generous Islay people gave him years of great happiness. This book is the result.