St Kilda: Remote Scottish tourist destination encourages people not to visit

St Kilda will not be opening any of its facilities due to the pandemic

The National Trust of Scotland is urging people not to visit St Kilda until further notice.

St Kilda, an isolated archipelago in the Outer Hebrides, is a popular tourist destination for visitors, though has had no inhabitants since 1930 apart from military personnel.

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It is one of Scotland’s six World Heritage sites and is completely owned by the National Trust, though there is a small military base that has been operational since 1957.

St Kilda will not be opening any of its facilities due to the pandemic

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All National Trust facilities on the islands are closed for the foreseeable future including the toilet blocks, the pier, shop and camping facilities.

They say that they will update their website “as and when things change” but urge people not to visit the area.

Many islands on the North West coast are asking visitors to stay away, with the Press and Journal reporting that Eigg has asked tourists to avoid them until September to protect their vulnerable islanders.

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