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National Scenic Areas: National Scenic Areas in Scotland, Shetland, Small Isles, Hoy, Ben Nevis, St Kilda, Scotland, River Tay, South Uist Source Wikipedia

National Scenic Areas: National Scenic Areas in Scotland, Shetland, Small Isles, Hoy, Ben Nevis, St Kilda, Scotland, River Tay, South Uist

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Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781157887102
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56 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: National Scenic Areas in Scotland, Shetland, Small Isles, Hoy, Ben Nevis, St Kilda, Scotland, RiverMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: National Scenic Areas in Scotland, Shetland, Small Isles, Hoy, Ben Nevis, St Kilda, Scotland, River Tay, South Uist, Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Lunga, Firth of Lorn, Jura, Scotland, Columbia River Gorge, Knoydart, Assynt, Mallaig, Gaudineer Scenic Area, Ardnamurchan, Hearts Content National Scenic Area, Moidart, Knapdale, Trossachs, Loch Shiel, Mono Basin National Scenic Area, Scarba, Loch Tummel, Morar, Nanjing Botanical Garden, Memorial Sun Yat-Sen, Yushan County, Kintail, Glen Affric, Loch Rannoch, Dornoch Firth, Garvellachs, Keills Chapel, Kyles of Bute, Coigach. Excerpt: Overview of Village BaySt Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: ) is an isolated archipelago 64 kilometres (40 mi) west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The largest island is Hirta, whose sea cliffs are the highest in the United Kingdom. The islands are administratively a part of the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar local authority area. St Kilda was permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, its population probably never exceeding 180 (and certainly no more than 100 after 1851). The entire population was evacuated from Hirta (the only inhabited island) in 1930. Currently, the only year-round residents are defence personnel although a variety of conservation workers, volunteers and scientists spend time there in the summer months. The origin of the name St Kilda is a matter of conjecture. The islands human heritage includes numerous unique architectural features from the historic and prehistoric periods, although the earliest written records of island life date from the Late Middle Ages. The medieval village on Hirta was rebuilt in the 19th century, but the influences of religious zeal, illnesses brought by increased external contacts through tourism, and the First World...