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...

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...

St Kilda Club Photographic Competition November 2017

Send in your photos of a memorable St Kilda visit and win a share of the prizes! The competition judging will take place during the Annual Reunion at 3.45pm on Saturday 25th November 2017. There are three categories to enter in: ‘Scenery’, ‘Nature’ and ‘Fun and Folk’...