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Final Version St Kilda Management Plan 2003 - 2008

Final Version St Kilda Management Plan 2003 - 2008

What is the St Kilda Management Plan 2003 - 2008"?
What's in the Management Plan?
How can I get a Copy?

What is the St Kilda Management Plan?

The Management Plan sets out our aspirations for the future management of St Kilda. It covers a five year period from 2003 to 2008 - moved on a year from the 2002 to 2007 range of the Consultation Draft of the Plan, because the management arrangements described in the Plan will not now take effect until later in 2003. The Plan is designed to be a living document, reviewed and updated as necessary during implementation.

This is the second St Kilda Management Plan to address cultural and natural (including marine) heritage interests in a balanced and integrated way and the first to do so from the basis of explicit agreement between the partner organisations closely involved in the management of the site. To develop this Management Plan, The National Trust for Scotland has worked with its Partners to agree a common Vision and agreed Objectives and Prescriptions for St Kilda. The Plan has therefore been approved by each organisation and the Trust will lead all Partners in working together to ensure its implementation.

This is therefore not only a National Trust for Scotland plan, but a Management Plan for the whole of the proposed extended World Heritage Site of St Kilda. The members of the Partners Group are:

National Trust for Scotland
Scottish Executive
Scottish Natural Heritage
Historic Scotland
Defence Estates (for Ministry of Defence (MoD))
QinetiQ (contractors to MoD)
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)
DTI Oil and Gas Office
Joint Nature Conservation Committee

What's in the Management Plan ?

The St Kilda Management Plan 2003 - 2008 expresses what is most significant about St Kilda (Statement of Significance) and sets out a long term Vision Statement for integrated conservation management of these key features.

A Statement of Intent sets out desired outcomes over the five-year period covered by the Management Plan, towards achieving the longer term Vision. A series of objectives with rationales and prescriptions describe in more detail what we hope to achieve during the lifetime of this Management Plan, explaining the reasons for proposed management approaches and actions to achieve them.

This is backed up by a full description of the site and its history, along with an explanation of the management framework for the site and a summary of how the Plan seeks to respond to identified risks to the World Heritage Site.

How can I get a copy of the Management Plan?

The Management Plan is available on line in PDF format
St Kilda Management Plan2003-2008 (1MB).

Printed copies will be available from March, and we will make a small charge for these to cover printing costs. Please contact Lorraine Bell at if you are interested in receiving a printed copy.

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