There are now no permanent residents on North Rona, technically Britain's most remote island ever to have been inhabited, to enjoy a visit from a passing vessel. People do still encounter the place and land - including Stewart Hindley who took the photograph below of nearby Sula Sgeir when on a Northern Light Charters voyage. Its rugged outline contrasts with the softer contours of North Rona, above. You can drop in, virtually, through a short programme from the BBC and see something of the landscape and wildlife of the compelling 'outlier'. Some photographs of Frank Fraser Darling, the eminent naturalist, feature. The island is the subject of a display currently on show in Ness, Lewis, and the topic of an item in the Stornoway Gazette.
Scottish Islands Explorer - taking you to extremes