Clearing watercourses in the sunshine

It’s hard to believe we have been on the island less than 24 hours – the sun is still shining! We started Thursday morning with a tour of Village Bay with Craig, the NTS archaeologist then straight on to clearing watercourses starting down by the Featherstore...

We made it! Work Party One 2018

We awoke to beautiful sunshine in Leverburgh. We were quickly up, out and loaded then off in the Kilda Cruises boat, Hirta with David and Malcolm by 7.30am.   Three hours later we arrived at Village Bay, and a busy morning was had, with Orca, Kilda Cruises other boat...

The day before St Kilda

  As the mist and rain fell on Leverburgh on Tuesday morning we wondered if the moment we had all been waiting for would be delayed… By 3pm in the afternoon the mist had cleared and the weather conditions were looking exceptionally good as eight of the work...

Diary of a Work Party Leader

My first trip to St Kilda was in 2002 as a work party member of work party two, back then to get to St Kilda involved a 14 hour boat trip from Oban, certainly a character building experience, and what better way to team build! This year I return to St Kilda as work...

From the misty isles – Work Party 3 update

Poor Donald and Work Party 3 on St Kilda are still having bad weather, here’s Donald’s latest blog, and the last from the island: Weather continues misty, light rain and with the hill tops in mist – this has gone on for 2 weeks now. The joke is playing a...