Plunging forty miles into the Atlantic Ocean and you come across the forlorn archipelago of St. Kilda in the western tip of Scotland. St Kilda is the stormiest part of Britain where wave lashes the shores up to 5 meters high and wind speeds exceed 150 mph. St Kilda encompasses the most monstrously rugged climate containing the steepest drop to sea level. While there is no permanent settlement which could be found in this deserted terrain but this is an ultimate bliss especially for Tourists.This Island seems untouched from the rowdy cravings of mass inflow. St Kilda is also famed worldwide especially for its natural heritage.
The St kilda Island is one of the best diving destinations in the whole of Britain especially for its crystal clear blue water. Apart from this St Kilda is one of the hotspots for diver s coz it has innumerable caves and trenches.The archipelago of St Kilda is 41 miles west of Benbecula in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The population of human beings thriving here struggled long for their sustenance and ultimately in the year 1930 the entire population left St Kilda, leaving the island to the Gannets.
Today St Kilda with its cliffs and trenches and mounts forms is the most important seabird breeding habitat in north-west Europe.St Kilda became a world heritage site in 1986 in recognition for its enchanting panorama and the rare habitatof Gannets that it supports. In July 2005 St Kilda Island was awarded with the cultural heritage recognition.
The St Kilda Islanders lived mainly on the flesh of gannet birds and the Puffins which formed the main food item for the islanders.St Kilda group of islands is believed to be formed due to a massive volcanic explosion and the slowly cooled down to adorn the charming environmental arena. St Kilda is a famed breeding ground for many important rare seabird species including gannets, of which it has the world's largest colony; puffins; and Leach's Petrels. St Kilda Island is home to the largest colony of fulmars in Great Britain. A visit to this island is truly serene enough and worth a life time memory.