Historic Environment Scotland

On this day, in 1930, the last residents of St Kilda boarded the Harebell for their voluntary evacuation to the mainland. The evacuation ended 4,000 years of human habitation on the island.

The video features archival footage from the preparations for the evacuation in 1930.

In 1986, St Kilda was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it became the first of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites. It is now home to the UK’s largest puffin colony.

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