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St. Kilda, Its People and Birds  (1908)

Return from a fishing expedition

An interesting look at life on a remote island, St. Kilda, Its People and Birds explores both the human and animal population of this important seabird breeding ground. As herring gulls circle in the sky, islanders gather food, mounting fishing expeditions and descending the sheer cliffs to snare young fulmar petrels, their staple food.

Directed by one of the pioneers of natural history filmmaking, Oliver Pike, St. Kilda, Its People and Birds is a historically intriguing account of past human habitation. Evacuated in 1930 the isolated archipelago is now a World Heritage Site.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: British Film Institute (BFI)
Email: Jan.Faull@bfi.org.uk
Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk

Film credits

Photography: Oliver Gregory Pike
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Return from a fishing expedition
Return from a fishing expedition
The St. Kildans staple food
The St. Kildans staple food