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The islanders abandoned St Kilda in 1930 after living there for

The islanders abandoned St Kilda in 1930 after living there for

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“The islanders abandoned St. Kilda in 1930, after living there for perhaps 2,000 years. Dwindling population and the struggles of life on the remote North…”

Emigration, illness and an ageing population made life on St Kilda increasingly untenable. PIC

Once home to Britain's most isolated community, St. Kilda has been abandoned since 1930 when accidental pollution of the land, crop failure and an ...

St Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish Outer Hebrides, voluntarily abandoned in 1930 [OC] (4608 ...

The abandoned village on the main island of Hirta

St Kilda c Austin Taylor (2)

St Kilda islands were famously abandoned in 1930

St Kildans (pictured) were tough and self-sufficient, but their way of

Photo: Jonathan Wordsworth, Kirkmichael volunteer, and resident archaeologist on St Kilda for five months

Village Bay, St Kilda, the main settlement on Hirta. PIC: Ian Rutherford

Night on St. Kilda in the Atlantic west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

St Kilda rocky landscape

... St. Kilda is a haunting place when you know the story of its abandonment in

St Kilda – Life on a Remote Island

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KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

A Trip to St. Kilda, Scotland's Lost Utopia in the Sea

The remote and steep cliffs of St Kilda (Getty Images)

St Kildans evacuating the island in 1930, © Newsquest (Herald and Times),

St Kilda: On the street where we lived

St Kilda was abandoned by its dwindling population in 1930

For centuries, the islanders of St Kilda had made a living by farming and harvesting bird eggs from the cliffs. Although the islands were visited ...

Dugald Maclean, United Free Church missionary and Registrar of St Kilda with a young islander

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Islanders carrying their belongings to the jetty at the evacuation. Photograph: Glasgow Herald, 30 August 1930. In 1931 St Kilda ...

Foggy morning on St. Kilda complimented the mood of abandonment that pervades the village.

Hirta

The St Kilda archipelago lies a choppy 45 miles west across the Atlantic Ocean from the Isle of Harris in Scotland's Western Isles.

Illustration of proposed new St Kilda visitor centre

St Kilda, United Kingdom © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent

Residents of St Kilda

Newspaper article about evacuation of St Kilda, 1930 (National Records of Scotland, GRO5

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St. Kilda in the Outer Hebrides

Stories From Remote Places: Survival On St Kilda

The village on the island of Hirta, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

BlackHearted Press comic strip School of the Damned

The abandoned village on St. Kilda where the islanders had lived for centuries before giving

Hirta, the largest island, was inhabited from neolithic times until 1930, when the remaining islanders asked to ...

Hirta, St Kilda. Pic: Kevin MacKenzie

St Kilda

In 1930 the remaining 36 islanders requested evacuation to the mainland. They left at the end of August 1930, ending thousands of years of habitation on St ...

Illustration of proposed new St Kilda visitor centre

August 29th is the 85th anniversary of the last people leaving St Kilda. For most people, St Kilda is remote and mysterious, a windswept outcrop in the ...

For centuries, St Kilda was part of a farm with another island, Pabbay, and the islanders paid rent to the chiefs of the Clan Macleod.

St Kilda. Pic: National Trust for Scotland Image caption The archipelago was evacuated after life for islanders became too difficult

The Truth About St. Kilda: An Islander's Memoir

Register of Deaths, St Kilda, 1921-30. National Records of Scotland, 111/4/22-24. Recorded here are the last islander to die ...

Although it is a ruin, it is a well preserved one. Photograph courtesy of Craig Stanford, St Kilda Archaeologist, National Trust for Scotland

Alba / Scotland - Hirta / St Kilda → Hier las ik op de middelbare school

Petition requesting assistance to leave St Kilda, 1930 (National Records of Scotland, AF57

Last inhabitants of St Kilda evacuated - On this day in history

St Kilda was inhabited for thousands of years before the final families fled in 1930 due to the harsh living conditions

Dolphins just off the St, Kilda Isles. | St Kilda | Pinterest | St kilda and Scotland

St Kilda islander Alice MacLachlan, whose diaries between 1906 and 1909 are published online by the National Trust for Scotland

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... surviving film footage (see link to the Scottish Screen Archives: http://ssa.nls.uk/film/0418) provides unique insight into the everyday life of the St ...

The Life and Death of St. Kilda

The archipelago was dubbed 'the islands on the edge of the world'

St Kilda, Scotland. Depopulated in 1930 one of the places in the world I

A collection of rare photographs showing life on St Kilda in the 1920s have been discovered in an archive held by the University of Glasgow.

The residents of St Kilda were evacuated - On this day in history

A "mail boat" used by the St Kilda islanders to send mail to the

Romantic Ruins: The Lonely Abandoned Cottages of Britain and Ireland

The main street

The main street

St Kilda map

A small military base at Hirta Village Bay. Mick Crawley/CC BY-SA 2.0

St Kilda. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Posting the mailboat in 1897. Photograph: Cherry Kearton

List of St Kilda households, Valuation Roll, 1930

Being remote and uninhabited is not reason enough for Ordnance Survey to cease worrying about St Kilda. It is part of Great Britain, visited by researchers ...

Kilda's probably been lonely since all the people left in 1930 -- you could change

KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

AN elderly woman living in a nursing home has become the last native of St Kilda left alive following the death of an 88-year-old man who was five when the ...

The built environment might have been equally striking had countless images of this abandoned village not already been intimately known to me since ...

Photograph of an abandoned stone house on St Kilda in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Click on the image to ...

Deserted village, St Kilda

Almost 80 years on from the evacuation of St Kilda, only two former islanders remain

Village Bay on Hirta, St Kilda.

Remains of buildings on the islands (Image: Gallo Images)

... Donside's own Jenny Sturgeon visited the abandoned North Atlantic Hebridean archipelago, St Kilda, to derive inspiration for a musical release to ...

Drystone shelters on the main island of Hirta

Today St Kilda is managed by the National Trust and it is well worth a visit. If you would like to know how to get there please read my destination guide ...

St Kilda is a volcanic archipelago which lies some 64 km (40 miles) west of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, and 160 km (100 miles) west of the Scottish ...

Gannets off the islands of St Kilda (Image: PA)

Ancient stone cottages and blackhouses on the Hebridean island of Hirta, St. Kilda,

Islanders were eventually evacuated from the remote island due to their lack of contact with the

st kilda - the jetty

Now the islands are owned by the National Trust for Scotland and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a small military post, ...

Photograph of an abandoned stone house on St Kilda in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Click on the image to ...

A St Kilda islander launches a “mail boat”. "Mail boats" were used by the St Kilda islanders to send mail to the mainland. St Kilda was never served by a ...

Hirta, the main island in the archipelego of St Kilda. PIC: TSPL/

The men of St. Kilda. St Kilda Scotland, Scotland Men, National Trust

“The islanders abandoned St. Kilda in 1930, after living there for perhaps 2,000 years. Dwindling population and the struggles of life on the remote North…”

Once home to Britain's most isolated community, St. Kilda has been abandoned since 1930 when accidental pollution of the land, crop failure and an ...

Emigration, illness and an ageing population made life on St Kilda increasingly untenable. PIC

St Kilda, the remotest of the Scottish Outer Hebrides, voluntarily abandoned in 1930 [OC] (4608 ...

The abandoned village on the main island of Hirta

St Kilda c Austin Taylor (2)

Foggy morning on St. Kilda complimented the mood of abandonment that pervades the village.

St Kilda – Life on a Remote Island

Photo: Jonathan Wordsworth, Kirkmichael volunteer, and resident archaeologist on St Kilda for five months

St Kilda: the edge of the world

St Kildans (pictured) were tough and self-sufficient, but their way of

St Kilda islands were famously abandoned in 1930

Village Bay, St Kilda, the main settlement on Hirta. PIC: Ian Rutherford

... St. Kilda is a haunting place when you know the story of its abandonment in

View image of Stone enclosures

KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

For centuries, the islanders of St Kilda had made a living by farming and harvesting bird eggs from the cliffs. Although the islands were visited ...

... on Instagram: “Night on St. Kilda in the Atlantic west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This is the village that the islanders abandoned in 1930 when…

A Trip to St. Kilda, Scotland's Lost Utopia in the Sea

The remote and steep cliffs of St Kilda (Getty Images)

St Kildans evacuating the island in 1930, © Newsquest (Herald and Times),

St Kilda, United Kingdom © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent

St Kilda was abandoned by its dwindling population in 1930

St Kilda: On the street where we lived

Dugald Maclean, United Free Church missionary and Registrar of St Kilda with a young islander

Residents of St Kilda

The Truth About St. Kilda: An Islander's Memoir: Amazon.co.uk: Donald Gillies: 9781780272085: Books

The main street

Islanders carrying their belongings to the jetty at the evacuation. Photograph: Glasgow Herald, 30 August 1930. In 1931 St Kilda ...

Hirta

Stories From Remote Places: Survival On St Kilda

KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

The Life and Death of St. Kilda: Amazon.co.uk: Tom Steel: 9780007438006: Books

Newspaper article about evacuation of St Kilda, 1930 (National Records of Scotland, GRO5

Media player Native people of St Kilda

The village on the island of Hirta, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

The abandoned village on St. Kilda where the islanders had lived for centuries before giving

Hirta, the largest island, was inhabited from neolithic times until 1930, when the remaining islanders asked to ...

View all photos

Hirta, St Kilda. Pic: Kevin MacKenzie

In 1930 the remaining 36 islanders requested evacuation to the mainland. They left at the end of August 1930, ending thousands of years of habitation on St ...

August 29th is the 85th anniversary of the last people leaving St Kilda. For most people, St Kilda is remote and mysterious, a windswept outcrop in the ...

Register of Deaths, St Kilda, 1921-30. National Records of Scotland, 111/4/22-24. Recorded here are the last islander to die ...

The schoolroom on the abandoned island of Hirta, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Alba / Scotland - Hirta / St Kilda → Hier las ik op de middelbare school

Looking over to Bessie Ellen from the cleits of St Kilda (Phoebe Smith)

Hirta stands much as it was left by its last permanent residents in 1930. PIC

Although it is a ruin, it is a well preserved one. Photograph courtesy of Craig Stanford, St Kilda Archaeologist, National Trust for Scotland

St Kilda, Scotland

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... surviving film footage (see link to the Scottish Screen Archives: http://ssa.nls.uk/film/0418) provides unique insight into the everyday life of the St ...

Behind door nineteen, the most remote of our #100geosites, which attracted some beautiful photo competition entries! St Kilda ...

St Kilda, Scotland. Depopulated in 1930 one of the places in the world I

St Kilda islander Alice MacLachlan, whose diaries between 1906 and 1909 are published online by the National Trust for Scotland

Petition requesting assistance to leave St Kilda, 1930 (National Records of Scotland, AF57

A "mail boat" used by the St Kilda islanders to send mail to the

Petition requesting assistance to leave St Kilda, 1930 (National Records of Scotland, AF57

st kilda

Romantic Ruins: The Lonely Abandoned Cottages of Britain and Ireland

KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

St Kilda map

KILDA, HEBRIDES, SCODTLAND, UK -- The St. Kilda group of islands is famous for vast bird colonies and the melancholy story of the islanders evacutation from ...

A small military base at Hirta Village Bay. Mick Crawley/CC BY-SA 2.0

St Kildans on street

List of St Kilda households, Valuation Roll, 1930

Kilda's probably been lonely since all the people left in 1930 -- you could change

Posting the mailboat in 1897. Photograph: Cherry Kearton

The Truth About St. Kilda: An Islander's Memoir: Amazon.co.uk: Donald Gillies: 9781780272085: Books

Being remote and uninhabited is not reason enough for Ordnance Survey to cease worrying about St Kilda. It is part of Great Britain, visited by researchers ...

The residents of St Kilda were evacuated - On this day in history

Waving farewell

The Truth About St. Kilda: An Islander's Memoir: Amazon.co.uk: Donald Gillies: 9781780272085: Books

Photograph of an abandoned stone house on St Kilda in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Click on the image to ...

The main street

Village Bay on Hirta, St Kilda.

Today St Kilda is managed by the National Trust and it is well worth a visit. If you would like to know how to get there please read my destination guide ...

Almost 80 years on from the evacuation of St Kilda, only two former islanders remain

Islanders were eventually evacuated from the remote island due to their lack of contact with the

Drystone shelters on the main island of Hirta

st kilda - the jetty

Now the islands are owned by the National Trust for Scotland and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a small military post, ...

Photograph of an abandoned stone house on St Kilda in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Click on the image to ...

St Kilda: The Last and Outmost Isle

Ancient stone cottages and blackhouses on the Hebridean island of Hirta, St. Kilda,

The men of St. Kilda. St Kilda Scotland, Scotland Men, National Trust

View image of St Kilda's blackhouses

A resident catching puffins in St Kilda, 1898. Richard Kearton/Public Domain

St Kilda, c Austin Taylor

The main street of village on Hirta, St Kilda

For centuries, St Kilda was part of a farm with another island, Pabbay, and the islanders paid rent to the chiefs of the Clan Macleod.

Hirta, the main island in the archipelego of St Kilda. PIC: TSPL/

16) By the late 19th century, the islanders could communicate by lighting a bonfire on the summit of Conachair and waiting for a passing ship to see it.

AN elderly woman living in a nursing home has become the last native of St Kilda left alive following the death of an 88-year-old man who was five when the ...