Monday, October 23, 2017

Environment

UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

Island Issues

UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

A resettlement program aimed at helping adventurous types live on some of the United Kingdom’s most isolated islands is proposing a character test for applicants. 

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

The idea of living on a remote island may conjure up images of a relaxing, peaceful seaside paradise, but for …Read More: UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

Environment

Scotland: Archaeologists discover evidence of settlements on a remote island

Boreray and the Stacs

A team of archaeologists have made a very interesting discovery, which suggests that people may have lived on the steep slopes of the small island called Boreray, in the St Kilda archipelago, as far back as the Iron Age, according to an article in the British Daily Mail Online.

…Read More: Scotland: Archaeologists discover evidence of settlements on a remote island