Extended Tour – Slide List
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Village Bay from above.
Approaching Hirta from the sea, showing the army base with the Village in the background.
Recent buildings including the Manse (Minister's House).
The Village seen from the east.
The view from the west end of the Village.
The burn, Abhainn Mor, lies at the west end of the Village.
The incised cross built into House 16.
A view of the 19th-century. houses together with the older blackhouses and cleitean.
Remains of a blackhouse from the 1830s.
A male St Kilda wren proclaims its territory in the Village.
The head dyke behind the Village.
One of the vegetable enclosures which protected the plants from the effects of wind and sea spray.
Some of the cleitean which are found all over the islands.
Fulmars nesting on the grass turf roofs of cleitean.
The Earth House, known as Tigh an t-Sithiche ('House of the Fairies').
The graveyard in Village Bay.
The Factor's House, now used by the SNH warden.
The church (built in the 1830s) with the more recent attached schoolroom.
The Jetty (with Store in background).
The Store was damaged by a shell from a German U-boat during the First World War.
The Store after reconstruction by NTS work parties in the 1980s.
Close up of the Gun which was installed during the First World War.
The only beach on St Kilda, in Village Bay.
The sandy beach attracts wading birds such as these sanderlings.
Behind the Village, below the slopes of Oiseval and Conachair, is An Lag Bho'n Tuath.
Detail of the construction of one of the enclosures.
The rounded slopes of Oiseval, to the east of the Village.
Rounding the corner of Oiseval from Village Bay, we encounter steep cliffs.
Primroses on the lower slopes of Oiseval, looking back towards Dun.
The steep cliffs between Oiseval and Conachair known as The Gap.
The steep cliffs are home for fulmars and kittiwakes.
Close-up of a fulmar on a ledge.
The remains of an aircraft one of three which crashed on the islands during the Second World War.
Mullach Sgar, to the west of Conachair.
The radar station, on Mullach Mor.
The bleak slopes of Gleann Mor, where the great skuas nest.
Close up of the great skua (or bonxie).
The stone structure known as the Amazon's House located in Gleann Bay.
These complex stone structures in Gleann Mor were latterly used as seasonal dwellings with attached sheepfolds.
The Cambir, a finger of land jutting out towards the island of Soay.
Between Hirta and Soay lies Stac Biorrach, which the St Kildans climbed to collect seabirds' eggs.
Soay lit by the sun.
The west side of Hirta and the slopes of Mullach Bi, with Soay in the background.
Roseroot, flourishing out of reach of the sheep.
Looking from Mullach Bi towards Dun.
The seabirds which nest here come in under cover of darkness and so are rarely seen.
Puffin nest on Carn Mor.
Storage cleit on Carn Mor.
The Lover's Stone.
The Mistress Stone.
Ruaival seen from the other side of Village Bay.
Platforms on Ruaival.
Dun from Ruaival.
Caolas an Duin, which separates Dun from Hirta.
Large numbers of puffins nest in burrows on the slopes of Dun, facing Village Bay.
Puffin burrows on the slopes of Dun.
Dun, from the Atlantic side.
A view out towards Levenish.
Divers returning from Levenish.
Stac An Armin, Stac Lee and Boreray from Hirta.
The rugged north face of Boreray seen from Stac an Armin.
Gentler grassy slopes on Boreray.
A group of cleitean on Boreray.
Stac an Armin (644 feet / 196 metres high).
Close-up of gannet chick.
A great auk specimen in Glasgow Museums.
Stac Lee (564feet / 172 metres high).
Gannets nesting on the summit slopes of Stac Lee.
Remains of the bothy on Stac Lee used by the St Kildans while harvesting gannets.
The casting point on Stac Lee.
A last look back to Dun, Hirta and Soay from Boreray and the stacs.

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