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St Kilda

St Kilda’s sea caves
This short film showcases some of the fantastic marine life found thriving in the waters around St Kilda during a 2015 Site Condition Monitoring survey. (C) SNH 2016 www.snh.gov.uk St Kilda lies 41 miles west of the Outer Hebrides and is the most remote part of the British Isles. With life on the islands becoming increasingly challenging, the archipelago’s last 36 residents were evacuated to the mainland in 1930. However, these islands remain incredibly important for their wildlife and the waters around St Kilda have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for their reefs and sea caves. A team of marine scientist recently returned to these ‘islands at the edge of the world’ to survey the extraordinary sea cave complex and the spectacular marine life they support. Source © Scottish Natural Heritage/ George Stoyle/ Richard Shucksmith.