The silence is the first thing that strikes you about St Kilda: the stillness around the dilapidated old buildings which once housed a thriving island community in the Western Isles.
Visitors are being discouraged from travelling to the St Kilda world heritage site with tourist facilities unlikely to re-open this year.
Scotland’s dramatic landscapes, from towering mountains to sweeping glens, are renowned for their breathtaking natural beauty – picture-postcard scenes that, in more normal times, attract millions of visitors every year.
A short film has shown what life on the island of St Kilda was like in 1908.
For centuries, residents of the tiny archipelago scratched out a living for themselves amid its forbidding cliffs. Then, all at once, they left.
The last inhabitants of St Kilda were evacuated in 1930.
St Kilda UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most remote archipelago islands on the NW coast of Scotland, known for its dramatic cliffs and seabirds…
St Kilda, off the western coast of Scotland, is a natural treasure – and has UNESCO World Heritage dual status to prove it. Helen Ochyra makes the voyage…
Photographs taken by an academic while on a day trip to St Kilda more than 90 years ago are uncovered in a university’s archives.