Friday, 2 August 2013

North Rona - Ultimate Isle

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.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome picture! Thanks for the links too.

Anonymous said...

I think the photo is of Sulaisgier, not North Rona.

Scottish Islands Explorer said...

Sorry for any confusion caused. I have visited NR and sailed around SS, but did not have the outlines sufficiently embedded in my mind. Survival on the latter would be possible; existence on the former would be only just bearable.