Introduction to St Kilda
Designated as both a natural and cultural World Heritage Site, St. Kilda is a volcanic archipelago situated off the coast of the Scottish Hebrides. This chain includes the islands of Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray. The site of some of the highest cliffs in Europe, St. Kilda is renowned for its large collection of seabirds, many from rare and endangered species. Though no one has lived on the islands since about 1930, its historical significance as the result of 2,000 years of human occupation is significant.