Diaries from St Kilda

Friday, 16 January 2015

THE diaries of a teacher and minister’s wife who lived on St Kilda before the isles were evacuated are to be put online by the National Trust of Scotland.

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From Canna to Coruisk

Saturday, 10 January 2015

The name “The Small Isles” really doesn’t do justice to a unique group of four islands, just south of Skye, each with its own amazing character, culture, scenery and geology.  

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Ethically fished seafood in the spotlight

Saturday, 20 December 2014

It’s really pleasing and amazing to see a scallop fisherman on the Isle of Mull featured in a massive advertising campaign in Heathrow Airport. Our good friend and supplier of ethically fished seafood, Guy Grieve of the Ethical Shellfish Company stars in one of four new animated adverts displayed across Heathrow to coincide with the festive season and attract more international visitors to Scotland. 

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The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) has provided research information on a recent solitary bottlenose dolphin that has appeared off the Island of Mull this week.

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Cetacean researcher on our 2015 cruises

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Guests on many of our 2015 cruises will be invited to take part in important research on the distribution of the larger marine animals which we encounter on our voyages throughout the Hebrides.

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Seabird Success for Hebrides

Saturday, 16 August 2014

After several years of bad news on seabird populations on the west coast of Scotland, Dr Richard Luxmoore, Senior Nature Conservation Adviser for the National Trust has reported that several species have had their best season in 10 years.

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This is Sean Guthrie’s account of his cruise which appeared the The Herald on July 20th 2014

THE value of much you take for granted or overlook can be driven home in the unlikeliest of circumstances, in this case a week among strangers on a converted rescue ship ploughing the seas around the Inner and Outer Hebrides

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Guests on Elizabeth G watch as the Queen’s Baton arrives on St Kilda! Elizabeth G is enjoying a glorious morning as the Commonwealth Games Baton arrives on St Kilda carried by open-water swimmer Colin MacLeod.  Watch the video here>

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Private cruise charter the Monachs

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

We were delighted to welcome a particularly favourite group of guests on board for their 6th private charter with us. A very special guest on this cruise is Elizabeth Spanswick who Elizabeth G is named after. We have highlighted the menu on board to give a taste of what the guests enjoyed!

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Basking Sharks in the Hebrides

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Hebrides is often described as romantic so it is no surprise to find that this may be one of the reasons why one of our most fascinating and rare species visits these waters too!

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