St Kilda swimming team in the mix for adventure award

St Kilda Swim Team. Picture: Eilidh Whiteford
St Kilda Swim Team. Picture: Eilidh Whiteford
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The first team to swim through the North Atlantic Ocean from St Kilda to the Isle of Harris has been nominated for a National Adventure Award.

The St Kilda Swim Team are short-listed in the Team of the Year and Public Vote categories after successfully completing the 60-mile swim in August. Three previous attempts had been postponed because of bad weather and high seas. The feat took 35 hours and has raised more than £21,500 for four charities. It was recognised through Early Day Motions tabled in the Scottish Parliament by MSP Rhoda Grant, and in Westminster by MP Marion Fellows.

St Kilda Swim Team. Picture: Eilidh Whiteford

St Kilda Swim Team. Picture: Eilidh Whiteford

And the team is now in competition with six other adventure groups in the National Adventure Awards which celebrate the very best of adventure across England, Wales and Scotland.

Swim Team captain Colin Macleod said: “The St Kilda Swim Team are delighted to be shortlisted for the National Adventure Awards, but we’re definitely feeling like the underdogs when you see what some of the other teams have done.

“The support we’ve had the whole way has been enormous and we’re really hoping that people will show their massive support once more and vote for the St Kilda Swim Team to win the National Adventure Awards Public Vote.”

The National Adventure Awards will be announced at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, on March 16th. Cast your vote at: www.scottishadventureawards.com/the-public-vote