As we paddle across to Boreray and the Stacs from St Kilda, our first sign that we’re getting close is the welcome party of gannets. Thousands fill the sky and circle overhead until we leave. These sleek and powerful birds favour Boreray’s sea stacks as their nesting ground. When St Kilda was inhabited, its people hunted the birds and gathered their eggs forming the staple of their diet.
Instructor: Alison French & Murty Campbell