St Kilda - Hirta - Western Isles - Outer Hebrides
St Kilda has astonishing cliffs and sea stacs, where there is the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe. The St Kilda village , or the remains of a village, is of great historical value. See restored cottages, church and the St Kildan School.
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St Kilda - Remote Islands - Outer Hebrides - Western Isles History
Hirta - St Kilda was occupied for many thousands of years by various residents and there were many traditions handed down the generations, traditions influenced by monks, viking sailors, medieval rulers and landowners. In later times though there were actually very few residents left and in 1930 the very last remaining villages asked the government to evacuate them to the mainland as life there was no longer sustainable. By this time there were only 30 residents left. It was a very sad occasion when they left the St Kilda village behind.
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