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Boreray (Boraraigh), St Kilda

Though it is generally uninhabited, it still houses the ruins of Taigh Stallar (the steward’s house) surrounded by five druidic altars, and the Cleitean MacPhàidein (a “cleit village”) of three small bothies used on a regular basis during fowling expeditions. The island is also home to over 45,000 pairs of birds and a sheep called the Boreray, the most endangered breed of sheep in the United Kingdom. In the mid-18th century, Boreray sheep displayed two pairs of horns, but they are no longer found.