Welcome to Crafting the Past. We digitally recreate sites in Minecraft so that you can discover Scotland's history, heritage and archaeology. Download the free maps to start exploring.
St Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) is a group of five remote islands, located 200 km off the west coast of Scotland. Thanks to soil samples, ruins and finds such as pottery and tools, archaeologists know that the islands were continuously inhabited for at least two millennia. The last residents were evacuated in 1930, but the island still attracts artists, filmmakers, writers and musicians – and now – gamers.
Explore the main island of Hirta, which has been recreated on a 1:2 scale. Woven into the experience are six narratives representing different periods through St Kilda's past. Why not hear the oral histories told by characters from St Kilda's past or take part in a virtual archaeological dig?