Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland

The largest island in the Scotland’s St Kilda archipelago, Hirta was populated from prehistoric times until the 1930s, when the final 36 inhabitants were evacuated due to severe storms that cut off the island for weeks. In 1957, the island, characterized by exceptional cliffs and sea stacks, was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland and in 1986, it was designated Scotland’s first World Heritage Site. Today, visitors can travel to Hirta and see remnants of a village, including houses and huts used for storing dried sea birds, fish, hay and turf.

(Source: weather.com)

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