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Old 02 March 2016, 19:33   #1
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St Kilda - The Sketch

This video caught my eye for so many reasons:



I'm not sure if anyone on here knows this charter company but I'd be interested if a few of us could book the rib for a day trip and an island tour?

http://www.gotostkilda.co.uk

Looks like a great way to visit the Island without towing a rib up from the south
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It's run by Derek Gordon using his Redbay "Integrity". He's a nice bloke and it's a great boat.
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That video was posted up a couple of months ago on here.
It looks stunning.👍
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Derek is a member on this forum but I can't remember his user name
He sent me some other videos of other trips he did around the north coast he has some stunning video
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There was a program on BBC4 on Monday "The last seabird summer" filmed on the Shiants & St Kilda. Worth finding on Iplayer. Part 2 is next week.
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This video caught my eye for so many reasons:



I'm not sure if anyone on here knows this charter company but I'd be interested if a few of us could book the rib for a day trip and an island tour?

Day trips from SKYE to ST KILDA by fast boat - a once in a lifetime experience

Looks like a great way to visit the Island without towing a rib up from the south

Interesting and I would put my name down for this but it would have to be linked to a weekend and in the summer when the days a longer. if there were enough from down here one could even hire a mini bus and all to chip in. perhaps even pick ups on route.
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Interesting and I would put my name down for this...if there were enough from down here one could even hire a mini bus and all to chip in. perhaps even pick ups on route.
Big trip from South Coast of UK.

Also consider using Flybe to Stornoway and using these guys:

http://seaharris.com/the-trip/the-boat-the-enchanted-isle

Still a Redbay Cruise, but with five meters more legroom!
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If you're interested in photography you could alos go on Marcus' 5 day workshop (Marcus produced that film along with Adam Bulley) - a brilliant way to see St Kilda and spend lots of time there.

http://www.worldwide-explorers.com/u...trips/st-kilda
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That video was posted up a couple of months ago on here.
It looks stunning.👍
Sure was

We're hoping to make it there when we stay in August (from Sky) NOTHING like doing it in your own RIB for sure!
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There was a program on BBC4 on Monday "The last seabird summer" filmed on the Shiants & St Kilda. Worth finding on Iplayer. Part 2 is next week.
Excellent 'twas too!
Bit of an eye opener on how the MUCH over fished not so Humble Sand Eel has impacted on the Bird population!
The foreign Boats catch em for everything from Pig Food to Fertiiser and even FUEL for power stations !!!
.....How nice (and far sighted) of his Dad to buy the Shant Islands for him in the 1950's! Certainly in good Hands!
Some Nice footage of old St Kilda as well!
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