Saturday, 16 July 2011

On St Kilda

We had about 4 hours on the island, below are the old stones walls and enclosures, the last people left the island in 1930. The army have used the island since 1958 and have a small base there to this day.
Such a lovely day, the island of Boreray in the distance about 4 miles away
Most of the island is surrounded by steep cliffs, don't go too near the edge !

The old village of traditional Victorian houses that could not survive the weather, the roofs doors and windows just got blown in. The old blackhouses that existed before were better suited to the winter storms even if they were very primitive.

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