Located just 45 miles off the Western Coast of Scotland is the island of Saint Kilda. For nearly 1300 years this wind-swept, desolate island was inhabited first by Norsemen and later Scots. A hundred years ago many inhabitants left the harsh, isolated life on the island for Australia. In 1930 the remainder abandoned Saint Kilda, and the island became a nature preserve. Today, the RAF operates a signals station and its one pub.