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Unesco World Heritage site St Kilda seeks archaeologist

St Kilda
St Kilda is a Unesco World Heritage site

An archaeologist is being sought for a post on the remote archipelago of St Kilda.

The National Trust for Scotland, which owns the islands, said it was a rare opportunity to work at a Unesco World Heritage site.

The post-holder will be based in Inverness and on St Kilda.

St Kilda was dubbed Britain's Lost World by a BBC One TV special in 2008. The islands lie about 41 miles (66km) off the Western Isles.

A day was dedicated to St Kilda last August - 79 years after its final inhabitants abandoned the islands.

St Kilda Day - Latha Hiort - was organised by the Gaelic Arts Agency, with funding from Homecoming Scotland.

The project was launched as a follow-up to the 2007 St Kilda Opera, which was staged across Europe.

The last St Kildans left on 29 August 1930 because life on the islands had become too difficult.



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