• A view over Village Bay with Dun in the middleground
    A view over Village Bay with Dun in the middleground© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Island on the Edge of the World
    The Island on the Edge of the World© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Black Guillemot
    Black Guillemot© Laurie Campbell
  • A view of the Main Street on Hirta
    A view of the Main Street on Hirta© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Village Bay, Hirta
    Village Bay, Hirta© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Puffin in flight
    Puffin in flight© Laurie Campbell
  • Abandoned houses on Hirta
    Abandoned houses on Hirta© The National Trust for Scotland

Sometimes described as ‘the islands at the edge of the world’, the archipelago of St Kilda is located 41 miles west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Formed from the rim of an ancient volcano, it is the remotest part of the British Isles.

Comprising four islands – Hirta, Soay, Boreray and Dun – as well as several sea stacks, St Kilda is truly spectacular. It is one of only 29 global locations to be awarded ‘mixed’ World Heritage Status in recognition of both its natural and cultural significance.

Now uninhabited, St Kilda was home to a community who survived the inhospitable conditions here for thousands of years before the final 36 people were evacuated in 1930.

Today, it is the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe.


Destination St Kilda

Destination St Kilda

In 1885 Aberdeen photographers George Washington Wilson and Norman Macleod set out to travel through the Western Isles to St Kilda. They took many photographs along the way and their collection of pictures, From Oban to Skye and the …

Destination St Kilda£19.99
 

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