St Kilda joins land register

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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