Since its premiere in 2013, Bravo’s television reality series ‘Below Deck’ has followed the day-to-day challenges of the crew on board a superyacht, as they went about navigating the daily grinds of life at sea. Season 11 is packed with the interpersonal drama generated by quite a few new faces as they make an entry onto the luxurious St. David for a fun yet challenging few weeks at sea. One among them is Kyle Stillie, the fun-loving and charming Scottish Deckhand.
Kyle Stillie is a Through-and-Through Scottish Lad
Kyle Stillie was born on May 7 to Euan Dalgliesh and Paula Stillie in the Scottish Border town of Selkirk. His parents now live in Cullen, a small coastal village in Moray, and run their own cozy bed and breakfast called Stravaig. He is quite close to his family members from both his father’s and his mother’s side. He doted upon his grandfather, Kenny, and though Kyle wasn’t around when he passed away, he misses him a lot and chooses to live by his advice, “Travel while you’re young, I don’t think you would regret it when you’re old!”
Kyle’s favorite off-the-boat activity happens to be going to the pub. He enjoys having a good Scotch every now and then. Other than that, Kyle loves to read and write. He can just as confidently don a traditional Scottish kilt. He also loves to explore, and it was one of these expeditions that led his family to the address of his mother’s long-lost biological father, John’s house in Montana. Albeit his grandfather John passed away in 1982, Kyle’s mother and his family were able to connect with her uncles, aunts, and cousins, making it a memorable reunion.
His uncle John Allan, Aunt Sally Allan, and cousins together form Kyle’s comfort people, and he is often seen sharing memorable and nostalgic pictures of them on his socials. Even though he is a single child, Kyle shares a special bond with his cousin Linda C. Stillie, whom he considers to be his sister. However, when he is traveling, the one he seems to miss the most is his beloved pet dog, The Dug AKA Woogie Bear Paws. He currently resides in Fochabers, a village located in the Parish of Bellie in Scotland’s Moray.
The Adventurous Kyle Stillie is a Newbie in the Yacht Industry
Kyle has quite a bit of work knowledge behind him despite being somewhat of a newbie with his year-old experience in the yacht industry. His professional experiences have taken him across the world extensively. Kyle’s first job was at New Woll Estate at Ashkirk. This was followed by a year in Queensland as a porter at Cruise Whitsundays. Thereafter, he shifted base to New Zealand’s Queenstown for a while and worked at multiple jobs, starting with Millennium Hotel Queenstown as an F&B concierge and a tour guide with Enjoi Wine Tours, which he considered to be one of the best jobs he had ever held, and as a sprinkler fitter and hospital handyman at Fire and Mechanical Contracting.
Kyle then moved to Whistler in the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia for a couple of years, right before the pandemic stuck. Throughout Kyle’s professional endeavors, he never forgot to enjoy everything each of those places had to offer. During his stay in New Zealand, he claimed to have done many firsts, which included adventure sports like snowboarding, river rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping, canyoning, and the like, thus making it one of his finest experiences.
During his stay in the Great White North, he and his friends decided to get matching tattoos on their backs. However, one of his most prized tattoos is the one he’d gotten first; the thistle, Scotland’s national flower. Kyle’s favorite charter so far has been the Mediterranean and the South of France, although his favorite destination happens to be Croatia.
Kyle Stillie Prefers to Keep His Relationship Status Under Wraps
Kyle’s social media activities are a testament to his outgoing and fun exterior. However, when it comes to matters of the heart, he prefers to remain tight-lipped. Although the series suggested that he and stewardess Barbara ‘Barbie’ Pascual did form a romantic bond and she had also visited Edinburgh shortly after filming of the season wrapped up, their current equation remains shrouded in mystery. As of now, Kyle seems to be maintaining that he’s single and enjoying life in the company of friends, family, and the sea! In his downtime, he loves to pack his bags, wear his travel shoes and embark upon thrilling adventures across the globe.