Bleak yet spectacular, Foula is about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) by 3.5 miles (5.6 km), with a low-lying coastal strip along the east side. With an area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km2), it is the seventh largest and most westerly of the Shetland Islands.
The island of Foula has the second highest sea cliffs in the UK. Da Noup, in the south, is one of the island's five dramatic peaks.
The Islander Aircraft flies four times a week. Flights take off and from Foula's airstrip to Tingwall Airport, Lerwick.
Owned since the turn of the 20th century by the Holbourn family, the island has some spectacular sceery and was the location for the film The Edge of the World.
The island is home to a most traditional strain of the Shetland Sheep, famed for its legendary fine wool qualities.
Foula lies 20 miles to the west of the Shetland Islands. The New Advance ferry is manned by residents and operates three times a week; the crossing takes 2 hours 15 minutes.
The island was one of the last places where the Norn language was spoken, and the local dialect is strongly influenced by Old Norse.
Pictured: The electricity supply hut on Island of Foula.
Both Grey and Common Seals are commonly seen around the shore and can be watched at close quarters in the Voe. Schools of Killer Whales have been seen close inshore and Harbour Porpoises often follow the ferry.
Glaciers and the sea have carved some dramatic features in Foula's layered sandstone. Gaada Stack is a beautiful natural arch measuring 45m high.
The name Foula means 'Bird Island' in Old Norse: Foula is designated as a Special Protection Area for birds, as well as a National Scenic Area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its plants, birds and geology.