With its clear waters and craggy sea cliffs (including one that ranks as Europe’s highest) it is not surprising that St Kilda is home to the continent’s largest colony of seabirds including gannets and puffins. The islands also support a number of unique species including sheep, fieldmice and wrens; making it a fascination natural island environment unmatched anywhere on earth.
Originally settled by humans between four and five thousand years ago, St Kilda’s distance from the rest of the Outer Hebrides allowed for the development of a unique style of self-sufficient island life, that remained much preserved until the archipelago’s eventual abandonment in 1930.
Investigation of the history of St Kilda helps us to understand a little more about the evolution of island communities and the challenges they face from both society and the elements.
Hamarsay House is an attractive 4 bedroomed bungalow on a 9 acre croft in Aird na Cille on the beautiful Island of Scalpay, located off the Isle of Harris and only a ten minute drive from Tarbert Ferry Terminal. It has a 4 star Visit Scotland award. Free and unrestricted use of the croft land is yours to enjoy.
- Sleeps 6 persons
- Unique surroundings
- Situated in 12 acres
- Seals/otters can be viewed regularly
- Wonderful panoramic views