Historical Tour - Slide List
Slide Number
Village Bay from above
The Village seen from the East
Village from the West showing the Factor's House.
The incised cross built into House 16
A view of the 19th c. houses together with the older blackhouses and cleitean.
Remains of a black house from the 1830s.
The head dyke behind the Village.
Some of the cleitean which are found all over the islands
The Earth House, Known as Taigh 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
Close up of the Gun which was installed during the First World War.
Behind the Village, below the slopes of Oiseval and Conachair is An Lag Bho'n Tuath.
The remains of an aircraft - one of three which crashed on the islands during the Second World War.
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 sheep folds.
Between Hirta and Soay lies Stac Biorrach, which the St Kildans climbed to collect seabirds' eggs.
Soay lit by the sun.
The Lover's Stone.
The Mistress Stone.
Platforms on Ruaival.
Dun from Mullach Sgar.
Stac An Armin, Stac Lee and Boreray from Hirta.
Gentler grassy slopes on Boreray.
A group of cleitean on Boreray.
Stac an Armin (644 feet / 196m high).
A Great Auk specimen in Glasgow Museums.
Remains of the bothy on Stac Lee used by the St Kildans while harvesting gannets.

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