St Kilda is a small group of islands 64 kilometres west of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
For thousands of years they were home to a small community. Life on St Kilda was always hard and the islanders had to rely on their environment to survive.
The display examines some of the myths and memories about the islands. It also explores the expectations of the inhabitants in the early 20th century. Expectations which ultimately led to the last islanders being evacuated to the mainland in 1930.
Today St Kilda is far from deserted. A small team work there and operate a radar tracking station.
The islands are designated as a National Nature Reserve and a World Heritage Site.
Scientists and conservationists regularly visit to study the islands’ unique wildlife and archaeology.