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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.

St Kilda Management Plan 2012 - 2017

Find out more about how we intend to manage this awe-inspiring property in the new St Kilda World Heritage Site Management Plan 2012 - 2017, now available to download. The Plan sets out our vision for the future and priorities for management in the years to come.
Did you know?

Conachair on Hirta is the highest sea cliff in the British Isles (at 430m) and Stac an Armin (191m) is the highest sea stack.

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