St Kilda joins land register
ST Kilda has become the first UNESCO World Heritage Site to be added to Scotland’s land register through keeper-induced registration (KIR).
Scotland’s westernmost archipelago is one of only 32 locations worldwide to be awarded ‘mixed’ World Heritage status for both its natural and cultural significance.
The registration includes the island of Hirta’s famous Village Street, a row of 19th century cottages that remained inhabited until 1930.
Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS), said: ‘We are delighted to welcome such an important part of Scotland’s heritage and natural beauty onto the land register. This ensures St Kilda is protected by a statebacked warranty, further securing the site for the people of Scotland.’