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St Kilda: Unesco World Heritage Site

December 9 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Free

Find out about the intriguing history and wildlife of the isolated, now uninhabited island of St Kilda. Join SANHS for this free webinar by Sara Frost, on Thursday December 9th at 7.30pm.

 

Dry stone hut or cleit above Village Bay, St Kilda.  Photo © Bob Jones (cc-by-sa/2.0)

 

These most westerly islands of the Outer Hebrides, alone in the Atlantic, were inhabited until 1930. Sara Frost, NatureTrek’s leader on trips to St. Kilda, will give an illustrated talk on St Kilda and its adjacent islands, describing the journey to the island and the wildlife to be seen on the way. The talk will concentrate on the history and wildlife of St. Kilda, which has a million seabirds, a mouse twice the size of its mainland cousins and a unique wren, apart from everything else, in and out of the sea…

 

 

To register in advance for this Webinar, email [email protected]

Or to register directly, go to: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qqZ_8X8BRTOU_AC1eHY7xg

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Although this is a free event, a donation would be appreciated. Please go to the SANHS website https://sanhs.org/ and use the Donate button. We suggest a donation of £5 or more.

 

The jetty on St Kilda © Mick Crawley (cc-by-sa/2.0)

 

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
19:30 - 20:30
Cost:
Free
us06web.zoom.us/…/WN_qqZ_8X8BRTOU_AC1eHY7xg

Venue

SANHS Webinar

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Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.