Introduction

St Kilda is a unique and special place. The spectacular scenery and wildlife, the archipelago’s remoteness, and the evidence of the people that made these islands their home, all make St Kilda truly exceptional. It is no wonder that it has been designated a World Heritage Site for both its cultural and natural attributes.

The National Trust for Scotland has owned St Kilda since 1957 and cares for both the wildlife and habitats as well as the buildings and archaeology. It is now starting work on the next five year plan for St Kilda and would like to know what communities and stakeholders think. The comments from this survey will be summarised, so that those talking about the future of St Kilda at two workshops being held in January will know what you think.

Responding to this survey
1. This survey will take about 15 minutes.
2. The survey is available until midnight on December 18, 2017.
3. You can look through the survey before responding, and complete it in more than one session.
4. If you have limited time please focus on the vision and outcome statements.

If you have technical difficulties completing this survey please contact admin@dialoguematters.co.uk


TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF

* 1. What is your interest in St Kilda?

* 2. Who are you?

* 3. Have you ever visited St Kilda?


THE FUTURE OF THE ST KILDA ARCHIPELAGO

* 4. It's the year 2022 and you are standing on St Kilda, delighted at what you see. Why? What three things please you the most?

* 5.
This draft vision statement has been created by the National Trust of Scotland...

"The St Kilda archipelago is renowned around the world as a place of wonder for its awe-inspiring landscapes, spectacular wildlife and history of the human community that lived on the remote edge of the Atlantic Seaboard. It will have an international reputation for collaborative conservation management and research opportunities."

To what extent do you support this draft vision?

* 6. What would need to happen to increase your support?


WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE


The National Trust for Scotland has six main things it wants to achieve in the next five years. What are your views on the following statements?

* 7. Conservation

"The features that contribute to the Outstanding Universal Value of the site will be conserved and protected."

To what extent do you support this draft statement?

* 8. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 9. Knowledge and appreciation

"More people have greater knowledge and appreciation of the World Heritage Site and its value."

To what extent do you support this draft statement?

* 10. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 11. Inspiring experiences

"The provision of inspiring experiences through physical visits and digital access."

To what extent do you support this draft statement?

* 12. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 13. Partnership working

"Partnerships at local, national and international levels working well to achieve the vision for St Kilda."

To what extent do you support this draft statement?

* 14. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 15. Resources

"Secure finances and other resources will be in place to manage the site."

To what extent do you support this draft statement?

* 16. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 17. Understanding

"Understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of the archipelago, including the forces acting upon it in a changing environment, will be further improved."

* 18. What would need to happen to increase your support?

* 19. Are there any themes or topics we have missed?


MANAGEMENT OF THE ST KILDA ARCHIPELAGO


Please respond to the following questions with brief answers.

* 20. What do you think is already being done well to manage St Kilda that should continue for the next five-year plan?

* 21. What more do you think needs to be done?

* 22. What three specific challenges do you most want to be addressed?


AND FINALLY...

* 23. List three opportunities you would like the next plan to make the most of?

* 24. What trends and changes do you think most need to be factored in?

* 25. Would you like to be informed when the National Trust for Scotland's final management plan is available to view online?

* 26. If yes, please provide your email address. By providing it you consent to its use for this purpose only and it will not be passed on to any third parties.


You can keep up to date with what’s happening on St Kilda at nts.org.uk and kilda.org.uk
Thank you for taking the time to give your views.

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