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In Summer 2015. 7 Swimmers swam relay style from St. Kilda (a Dual World Heritage Site) to Harris, raising money for 4 charities.  
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[[Christina Mackenzie]], [[John Dyer]], [[Colin Macleod]] (team captain), [[Ed Smith]], [[Mark 'Doug' Maciver]], [[Eilidh Whiteford]], and [[Angus Murray]] swam over 35 hours on 18 August 2015 as a [[relay]] from St. Kilda (a Dual World Heritage Site) to Hushinish, Isle of Harris.  The swimmers were supported by 3 [[kayaker]]s and a cabin cruiser piloted by [[Murdo Macdonald]] as they swam 60 miles through the North Atlantic Ocean on this unprecedented adventure. 
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==Charity Swim==
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The St. Kilda Swim raised £21,505 for The Leanne Fund, The Fishermen's Mission, Yorkhill Children's Charity & Aberlour Child Care Trust.
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==Crew==
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*[[Murdo 'Murdanie' Macdonald]] (boat pilot)
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*[[Allan Macdonald]], [[kayaker]]
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*[[PJ Maclachlan]], [[kayaker]]
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*[[Dave Clement]], [[kayaker]]
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==St Kilda==
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[[St Kilda]] (Scottish Gaelic: [[Hiort]]) is an isolated archipelago 64 km (40 miles) west-northwest of North Uist in the North [[Atlantic Ocean]]. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. 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. The islands are administratively a part of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar local authority area.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
 
* [http://stkildaswim.co.uk St Kilda Swim]
 
* [http://stkildaswim.co.uk St Kilda Swim]
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* [https://twitter.com/TheStKildaSwim2 @StKildaSwim]
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* [http://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/1326835-st-kilda-swim-team-complete-60-mile-charity-challenge-to-harris/ St Kilda Swim Team Complete 60 Mile Charity Challenge]
 
* [http://www.wowsa.org World Open Water Swimming Association]
 
* [http://www.wowsa.org World Open Water Swimming Association]
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* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2016/01/st-kilda-swim-nominated-for-national.html St Kilda Swim Nominated For National Adventure Awards]
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* [http://www.openwaterswimming.com Open Water Swimming]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:23, 11 January 2016

Christina Mackenzie, John Dyer, Colin Macleod (team captain), Ed Smith, Mark 'Doug' Maciver, Eilidh Whiteford, and Angus Murray swam over 35 hours on 18 August 2015 as a relay from St. Kilda (a Dual World Heritage Site) to Hushinish, Isle of Harris. The swimmers were supported by 3 kayakers and a cabin cruiser piloted by Murdo Macdonald as they swam 60 miles through the North Atlantic Ocean on this unprecedented adventure.

Charity Swim[edit]

The St. Kilda Swim raised £21,505 for The Leanne Fund, The Fishermen's Mission, Yorkhill Children's Charity & Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Crew[edit]

St Kilda[edit]

St Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) is an isolated archipelago 64 km (40 miles) west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. 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. The islands are administratively a part of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar local authority area.

External links[edit]