St Kilda World Heritage Site
The St Kilda Archipelago is situated over 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The archipelago consists of islands and sea stacs that rise almost vertically out of the sea to form some of the highest sea cliffs and stacs in Europe. In a sheltered bay on the main island of Hirta lie the ruins of the village abandoned in 1930. The islands support the largest seabird colony in the north-east Atlantic.
St Kilda is Scotland’s only World Heritage Site recognised for both its natural beauty and cultural significance.