Sailing to St. Kilda
It is the journey of a lifetime for many of us who are captivated by the story of its rugged coasts, beautiful and unique wildlife, and the story of the human population who abandoned their way of life, understandably, because it was just too hard to continue struggling to survive. The remaining population of just 36 residents voted to leave their home, the most remote populated part of the British Isles in 1930.
Their homes still stand as they were left almost 90 years ago as time and the weather work to gradually return the island of St. Kilda to nature.
It is a love Tom enjoys sharing with his crew and adventurers and stunning blue skies welcomed us to St Kilda Village Bay as we spend the night there last Saturday.
St. Kilda is a World Heritage Site, with a rich and varied wildlife population, and the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in UK waters.
Find out more about opportunities to visit St. Kilda with Tom Watson and La Girafe III either as a themed yacht cruise, or as part of our practical RYA courses. Sailing from the West Coast of Scotland; Badachro, Gairloch and Ardrossan.
St Kilda, Britain’s Loneliest Isle
This 1928 silent film is part of the UK Memory of the World Register, listed alongside the Domesday Book and Shakespeare’s works, indicating the importance of the Islands in understanding our history and heritage.
This fascinating recent video from The National Trust for Scotland gives an up-to-date glimpse of the St Kilda archipelago.