“Today’s the day I’m going to kill myself,” said David Durston.
“You wake up and think, yeah, I’ll kill myself today.
The origin of the name St Kilda is a matter of conjecture.
The islands' human heritage includes numerous unique architectural features from the historic and prehistoric periods, although the earliest written records of island life date from the Late Middle Ages.
Ospreys often “cheep” or chirp repeatedly, especially when begging for food.
The “cheep, cheep, cheep” of an osprey can become a highly agitated alarm call if the bird, its nest or young are threatened. Unlike many birds, both sexes of osprey are similar in appearance.
The largest island is Hirta, whose sea cliffs are the highest in the United Kingdom; three other islands (Dùn, Soay and Boreray) were also used for grazing and seabird hunting.