These amazing photos of St Kilda reveal new impression of Scotland's most remote archipelago

A Portrait of St Kilda by photographer Alex Boyd has unleashed a new impression of the island on the edge of the earth.

Leaving St Kilda

Available now, all author profits from the book will go towards supporting the work of the National Trust of Scotland which owns and conserves this most enigmatic place.

Dun is a one-mile long island just off Hirta with the two once connected by a natural archway. Today, the Straits of Dun separate them.

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To the north west of Hirta lies Gleann Mhor, which is littered with beehive cells which may have provided shelter from the 4th Century. The island of Soay, home only to a rare breed of feral sheep, is also seen.
Reaching the archipelago of St Kilda is a journey to remember with Hirta an island hard to leave.
The cliffs of St Kilda are home to an estimated 1 million sea birds including the UK's largest colony of Atlantic seabirds.
It is said young men went here to stand on the edge of the rock on one leg to prove themselves worthy of taking a wife.
St Kilda was abandoned by its permanent population in 1930 but around 5,000 tourists now land here every year.
The bell was presented to National Trust for Scotland to commemorate the last supply visit of the landing craft, which was used to build Hirta's MOD base in April 1975.