Thursday, June 11, 2009

St Kilda - Village Bay from Rueval

Lying 80km west of Harris, St Kilda was first occupied by man nearly 6,000 years ago, and finally evacuated by its natives in 1930, only to be re-occupied later by the Army and the National Trust for Scotland. This unique archipelago of four islands is the eroded remnant of a Tertiary volcano some 60 million years old.

St Kilda was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 in recognition of its Natural Heritage; for its exceptional natural beauty and for the significant natural habitats that it supports.

In July 2004 this was extended to include the surrounding marine environment.

In July 2005 further recognition for the islands cultural heritage was awarded making it one of only a few places in the world with Dual World Heritage Status for both its natural and cultural significance.

I think the arrangement of the village look alike some signal / signs when looked from the top of hill.

Thank you to Sarah to send me this beautiful UNESCO postcard and the stamps too.