|Dates||Open Daily 7 April to 31 August 2014|
On occasional dates throughout the season there will be no access to the house, due to special events.
Dates on which the house will be closed are as follows:
12th & 19th April
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 24th & 25th May
14th, 27th & 28th June
2nd, 7th, 9th & 30th August
The 5th Marquess was an authority on ornithology and travelled extensively to study birds in their natural habitats. Indeed, his interest in avian life was so great that he bought the island group of St. Kilda in 1931, to protect this important breeding ground for seabirds. He bequeathed the islands to the National Trust for Scotland upon his death in 1956, and it is due to this generous act that the site is open to the public today.