St Kilda is located 64 kilometres from the Scottish mainland and encompases about 7 islands and sea stacks. After its evacuation in 1930 control of the island was split between the National Trust and the Ministry of Defence which has a missile-tracking radar base.
Ever since learning about St Kilda I have wanted to visit the islands. In 2011 I was on placement at a GP practice in Benbecula and I managed to board a MoD helicopter flight to St Kilda under the pretence of checking the drug stores in the QinetiQ radar base. I was able to spend most of the day hiking along the cliffs, exploring the cleits and seeing the world's wildest species of sheep-soay-which were introduced by the Vikings and have been running wild ever since. Needless to say the islands lived up to my expectations.