there was a terrible storm which ripped the roofs off
the houses on St Kilda. It was decided to build new
modern homes. This time a stonemason was sent to help
build the 16 new houses. Each new house had 2 windows
and a tin roof; some of the houses were painted white
on the outside. They faced the sea and were built in
between the old blackhouses, which were then used as
stores and for the cows (who weren't allowed inside
the new houses!). After the people left in 1930 the
roofs were gradually blown off by the wind.
The National Trust for Scotland has re-roofed houses
1 - 6. Work parties and researchers now use them to
sleep & cook in, and to store tools.