Off to the Tunnel!

Off to the Tunnel!

Saturday was a day off for the work party and after a little morning mist, it turned in a beautiful hot sunny day. Pete and I took seven of the work party over to the Tunnel. When we got there, sadly we couldn’t go in as there has been a roof collapse over the winter....
Drainage is fascinating

Drainage is fascinating

It was our last full working day on Friday and the day was busy with drain unblocking, continuing painting the Manse, painting the roof on House Two, and drystone dyking. Mid morning, we got the call that the snowy owl from the previous week was was in Village Bay,...
Update from Work Party One – 24/05/2018

Update from Work Party One – 24/05/2018

We awoke this morning to the arrival of the Silver Cloud sitting in Village Bay. Apart from the three volunteers to run the shop and the postcard store in the church, (Diane, Bee and Frances) the rest of the work party had a day off. Bruce and Phil were up and out...

Beach Clean and around the islands

It was another beautiful day on St Kilda, we have been so lucky with the weather! Today was the Litter Pick on the beach with Ciaran the seabird ranger. There is a method all lined up for the work we had to do. All the litter collected is sorted, catalogued and...

Farewells and Welcomes

Tuesday – half way through our work party and we found ourselves waving off Ellie and the rest of the Puffin counters on Kilda Cruises boat Hirta, as they travel back to Harris. We also said farewell to our Ranger John, who is off to the Arctic for the next four...

Royal Wedding Celebration on St Kilda

Hammie and I were up before the rest of the work party on Saturday to decorate House Number One for the Royal Wedding. We may have got a bit carried away with the Harry and Meghan bunting…   The work party embraced the spirit of the occasion, and Hammie...

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...

St Kilda – The Silent Islands

St Kilda in a new light: a visual poem to the islands at the edge of the world Photographer Alex Boyd captures the lesser known side of the enigmatic islands of St Kilda in a new photography book. Using a ‘battered medium format camera’ that once belonged to landscape...