Studying the Natural Environment
Mice & Wrens
Current Research (pdf format, 251KB)
been a great interest in the natural history of St Kilda, since
the middle of the 19th century. This continues today under the supervision
of Scottish Natural Heritage. A research project studying the Soay
sheep begun in the 1950s continues today and there have been major
surveys of the seabirds on and around the islands.
In more recent
years there has been a growing interest in the marine life and many
divers visit St Kilda to explore beneath the waves. The clarity
of the water and St Kilda's remote and unique location has made
the archipelago very attractive to visiting divers. The islands'
unique subspecies of wren and mouse are not currently being studied
in detail, but are monitored by the seasonal