e.Level at which management is exercised (e.g. on site, regionally) and name and address of responsible person for contact purposes

Overall responsibility for the management of the islands of St Kilda lies with the NTS Regional Director for the Highlands and Islands, based in the Trust’s Inverness Office. Policy management is the responsibility of the Strategic Management Group, which includes NTS, SNH, HS, MoD and Comhairle nanEilean Siar and is chaired by the NTS’ Regional Conservation Manager for the Highlands and Islands Region. Operational management is the function of the Operational Management Group, chaired by NTS’ Area Manager for the Western Isles. Day-to-day management is the responsibility of the NTS Western Isles Area Manager, Scotland, email: stkilda@nts.org.uk.

The principal point of contact on St Kilda is the NTS Warden (Seasonal). The Warden is responsible for visitor management and has other duties concerned with nature conservation. The NTS St Kilda Archaeologist (Seasonal) helps ensure that the historic environment is monitored and that proposed changes conform to best conservation practice and to appropriate legislation.

Also Scottish Natural Heritage, Stilligarry, Isle of South Uist HS8 5RS. (Phone 01870 620238; Fax 01870 620350). As the Goverment’s advisors on conservation, this office continues to monitor, implement and advise upon natural heritage/ conservation/ landscape matters through statutory procedures and European regulations. It also supervises NTS management of the National Nature Reserve.