d.Policies and programmes related to the presentation and promotion of the property

The National Trust for Scotland has a policy of open access to all its countryside properties, and this applies to St Kilda – The Black Prince anchors in Village Baysubject to certain restrictions within the St Kilda bylaws. However, St Kilda is the most remote inhabited island in Great Britain and Ireland, and remains surprisingly difficult to get to due to the ferocity and unpredictability of the Atlantic Ocean and its weather systems, and of the microclimate of the islands themselves. Presentation and promotion focuses as much on ‘remote access’ as on direct interpretation for those few visitors (around 1,750 annually) who are lucky enough to set foot on the islands.