c.Natural disasters and preparedness (earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.)

Other than frequent and often ferocious storms, large-scale natural disasters are unlikely on St Kilda. Coastal erosion through storms has recently increased, and the Store is now under threat of being undermined. Research is currently underway to consider whether the Store can be saved without compromising the other heritage values of Village Bay.

Storms have regularly caused damage to the roofs of the historic structures in Village Bay, but their repair is seen as being part of a regular process of maintenance, rather than a response to a natural disaster.