The Wren and The Salt Air – Jenny Sturgeon

‘The Wren and The Salt Air’ is the culmination of a project between The National Trust for Scotland and Scottish singer-songwriter Jenny Sturgeon.   In 2016 St. Kilda, the most remote archipelago in the British Isles, celebrated its 30th anniversary of receiving World...

St Kilda Club Photographic Competition 2016

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 3.30pm on Saturday 26th November 2015. There are three categories to enter in: ‘Scenery’,...

Dead-eye, St Kilda

Dead-eye, St Kilda by Betty Tindal – found on St Kilda in 2006 A pulley really From an old sailing ship, in my hand, tactile, evocative. See where the ropes bit, smoothing and polishing the timber? Was it this that saved it from a winter fire? Here in my hands a...

Sightlines

New books on St Kilda have usually been well advertised by their publishers in recent years, so keeping up with the ever expanding literature of St Kilda is not difficult. However, avid readers of anything new on St Kilda may have missed an account by a visitor to St...

Thank you members of the St Kilda Club

Following the recent correspondence sent out to all the members of the St Kilda Club, I felt I had to say a huge THANK YOU to you all! The number of people visiting the website has increased, and the number of ‘likes’ on Facebook and followers on Twitter...

Headline News – Today, 29 August 1930

At 5am this morning, HMS Harebell lowered her whaler. Ship’s log, 29/08/1930: “Embarked the inhabitants of St Kilda, 14 women, 13 men, 15 Children.”  Later, “Everyone on board. Hoisted boat. 08.02 hrs Weighed. Proceeded 11.5 knots” With this laconic entry, the...