St Kilda, Scotland
The archipelago of St Kilda, the remotest part of the British Isles, lies 66 km’ west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Its islands with their exceptional cliffs and sea stacs, form the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe.
St Kilda was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 in recognition of its Natural Heritage; for its exceptional natural beauty and for the significant natural habitats that it supports. In July 2004 this was extended to include the surrounding marine environment.
Things to See and Do
* Wildlife & bird watching
* Main Street
* Cleiteans used to store food, fuel and other supplies
* St Kilda Museum
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Population – 0 No permanent residents
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The small pier/breakwater in Village Bay, Hirta is not safe for even small vessels to tie alongside. Passengers must be ferried ashore by dinghy or small tender.
Transport Links – Charter boats operate from various ports, including Mallaig and Oban.