NF1099 : On the beach

taken 51 years ago, near to Oisebhal [hill or Mountain], Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

On the beach
On the beach
Unloading the fortnightly delivery from the Army tank landing craft on to the beach at St Kilda - this was in 1967. This was a summer-only event - beaching in the winter was too uncertain to contemplate. As well as supplies for the Royal Artillery the boat carried two inspectors from the Ministry of Public Building and Works, checking on the restoration of houses on Main Street, and two scientists carrying out a fungal survey for the Nature Conservancy.
St Kilda, 1967
These photos are a record from a two-week visit to St Kilda in September 1967, so their quality is not of the best as they were scanned from transparencies or prints of the time. It was an interesting expedition for two mycologists from Edinburgh, arranged through the auspices of the Nature Conservancy [Scotland], to record the fungi of the islands. We travelled courtesy the army's Royal Corps of Transport on their fortnightly tank landing craft service, and stayed in the Factor's House.
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Date Taken
4 September 1967   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 August, 2007
Geographical Context
Islands  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Beach   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NF 100 992 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:48.7030N 8:34.2556W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NF 101 990
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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