Photographer's Note

The isle of Boreray is an uninhabited island in the St. Kilda archipelago. It has an area of 0.33 square miles and it's highest point is 1260ft above sea level. It is the smallest island in the UK to have a summit over 1000ft.

When the St. Kilda archipelago was inhabited - the islanders of Hirta would sail over to Boreray to catch birds, eggs and to rear sheep.

Any trip to St. Kilda finishes by sailing around Boreray and it's two stacs, Stac An Armin and Stac Lee. It is a visually stunning experience, and if you visit at the right time of year you will sea tens of thousands of sea birds. I was slightly too late to experience this but there was still an overwhelming number of birds.

The highest sea cliffs in the UK are found in the St. Kilda archipelago. Although the highest cliff is on the island of Hirta the cliff's of Boreray are equally spectacular. The boat in the left hand corner (which holds about 20 people) gives a good idea of scale.

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  • Copyright: Christopher Rawley (cdr1985) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 47] (157)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-16
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-18 10:14
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