St Kilda, island, Harris

Grid reference

NA 099 002 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

9900 900200

Latitude

57.82087704636203

Longitude

-8.57378665639508

Altitude (metres)

430

Nearby places

Christ's Chapel, St Kilda, Harris (0.56 miles)

St Columba's Chapel, St Kilda, Harris (0.68 miles)

St Brianan's Church, St Kilda, Harris (1.18 miles)

Object Classification

Island

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

An island in the Atlantic ocean. The NGR given is for the highest point of the island. The name St Kilda is not a hagiotoponym (no such saint is on record), but the name may have derived from the shape of the island being thought to resemble a shield (Old Norse Skjoldr).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Harris, parish