Last Footsteps of Home

Last Footsteps of Home is a haunting new short-film inspired by the true story of Kate McPherson, a courageous young Scots woman, who is forced to leave her family home during the turbulent Highland Clearances in 1813 and board an emigrant ship bound for the New World.

It is a story close to the heart of the film’s creator, Robert Aitken, who was born and brought up in Sutherland, a north Scots Highland county ravaged by the Clearances which saw farming tenants brutally evicted from their homes. As Robert explains, “we follow our highland heroine through her own emotional turmoil at the precise point when she is leaving her home, her way of life and her country as we quite literally follow in her Last Footsteps of Home.