Saturday, December 13, 2008
Introduction to Hirta, St Kilda.
The morning of 3rd June 2008 dawned with a freshening SW wind blowing across Village Bay on Hirta in the St Kilda archipelago. The forecast was for a force 7 and Murdani, the skipper, of the Cuma said he would like to leave by 14:00.
The Cuma's RIB shuttled us into the jetty on St Kilda as all the other boats left!
We were met by Bill Shaw, the friendly National Trust for Scotland ranger. He explained important Dos and Don'ts for our visit.
It was with some excitement that we ascended the steep stone flags which led up from the jetty..
With Dun in the background, Bill took some group photos before we started our explorations of this extraordinary remote place which has been inhabited for over 3,000 years!.