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Out Stack shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Highest elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Shetland Islands|
It is uninhabited and there is no landfall directly to the north.
Out Stack is little more than a rocky outcrop, and is uninhabited. It has been described as "the full stop at the end of Britain". Travellers would not encounter any further land masses between Out Stack and the North Pole if heading directly north.
Lady Franklin, the wife of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, landed on Out Stack after John Rae's reports of the fate of the Franklin expedition had reached Stromness, Orkney, where she lived, in 1853/54.
Hermaness National Nature Reserve
The Hermaness National Nature Reserve covers the Muckle Flugga rocks and Out Stack, as well as the seabird cliffs and moorland of Hermaness.
- "Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration". Atlas Obscura. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
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