St Kilda Islands are part of an archipelago located approx 64 km (40 ml) northwest of North Uist Island (Outer Hebrides, Scotland) in the North Atlantic Ocean.
These are Outer Hebrides' westernmost isles. The largest of them (Hirta Island) has UK's highest cliffs (430 m / 1410 ft). The isles Boreray, Dun and Soay are also often visited by tourists.
- Hirta Island has land area 670 hectares (2,6 ml2), no population (uninhabited) and highest point 430 m (1410 ft).
- Boreray Island has land area 86 hectares (0,3 ml2), no population (uninhabited) and highest point 384 m (1260 ft).
- Soay Island has land area 99 hectares (0,4 ml2), no population (uninhabited) and highest point 378 m (1240 ft).
St Kilda Islands are all owned by National Trust for Scotland (conservation organisation). In 1986, the archipelago was designated World Heritage Site (one of country's all 6).
On Hirta Island there is a small military base. Volunteers work here during summer months, mainly restoring ruined buildings.
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