The Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.
This left a spectacular arch with an inlet accessible via the original cave mouth and under the remaining arch. It spans approximately 35 feet (10.6 meteres) and is approximately 66 feet (20 meters) high.
In the surrounding area, there are also a number of other sea caves and sea stacks including one stack called the Malme which as the remains of an early Christian hermitage on its summit.
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