St Kilda wins Responsible Tourism Award


12 November 2012
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imports_CESC_0-q8yqm5o1-100000_71853.jpg St Kilda wins Responsible Tourism Award
St Kilda has won an international prize which recognises work done on restoring historic buildings on the main island. ...

St Kilda has won an international prize which recognises work done on restoring historic buildings on the main island. The island, which is owned and run by National Trust for Scotland, won a prize at the Responsible Tourism Awards for the best destination for conserving architectural heritage.

Since 2008, the National Trust for Scotland has been restoring buildings on St Kilda which were left derelict when the island was abandoned in 1930. Now, more than 4,000 people visit the island each year.

St Kilda factfile

Location: 64 kilometres north-west of South Uist, Scotland

Islands: St Kilda is made up of the islands of Hirta, Dun, Soay and Boreray

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Gaelic name: Hiort

Highest point: Conachair (430 metres)

(Image copyright Des Colhoun)

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