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A remarkable throwback to the earliest beginnings, the Soay sheep has been preserved on the island almost unchanged in 4,000 years, and is one of the most primitive breeds in the world.

The islands are s​​till home to a small working population.

They are maintained by the National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Ministry of Defence.

The islands are recognised as a special site for wildlife.

St Kilda forms the most important seabird breeding station in north-west Europe.
Every year, thousands of gannets, fulmars and puffins nest on the towering sea stacs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean.
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