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St Kilda centre location selected

A preferred site has been identified as a possible location for a visitor centre dedicated to St Kilda.

Mangursta, in Uig on the Western Isles, is about 40 miles across the sea from the internationally-protected island archipelago.

Western Isles Council - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - has ruled out building on St Kilda because of difficulties reaching it.

Cleitreval in North Uist and Leverburgh in Harris were also considered.

The centre plan has still to progress through the comhairle's decision making process, before a final decision is taken to press ahead with the Mangursta site.

It has still to be considered by the sustainable development committee and full Council. Other public bodies will also be asked to look at the proposal.

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