From the new featured topic Islands of Scotland, prepared by Ben MacDui and many other editors. Here, St Kildans sit on the village street in 1886. This rare image is from the National Trust for Scotland, which owns the entire archipelago of St Kilda, one of the most northerly and distal parts of the British Isles. Among the dramatic geological features of the more than 800 islands of Scotland are the highest sea cliffs in the UK.
This week's "Featured content" covers Sunday 19 – Saturday 25 June
New featured picture: 18-year-old Ksenia Semenova, champion Russian gymnast
New featured picture: British musician Ebony Thomas on stage in Barcelona, Spain
Bad-hair day? Only for those who dare to eat Verpa bohemica, a fungus known as a "false morel", since unlike true morels, it is now known to be poisonous. The species is the topic of a newly featured article.
Two images were promoted. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
Ebony Thomas (nom; related article), also known as Ebony Bones, is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress born in 1972. (created by "Alterna2" user on Flickr).
Ksenia Semenova (nom; related article), Russian gymnast who was the 2007 World Champion on the uneven bars, 2008 European Champion on the uneven bars and the balance beam, and 2009 European All-Around Champion. The nominated image was the subject of considerable debate about the use of colour, and was treated with a warming filter and levels adjustment (created by User:Mediacrat, modified by User:Jjron).
African Crake (nom), which is "positively extrovert compared to most of its relatives, which typically skulk in dense swamps", according to nominator Jimfbleak.
Mercury dime (nom), which depicts how warped the artistic sense of Americans can be, who mistook the female goddess of Liberty for the male god Mercury. (Wehwalt, from the US)
Taxonomy of lemurs (nom), which remains controversial today due to disagreements over the definition of "species". Having independently evolved on Madagascar, lemurs have diversified to fill many niches normally filled by other types of mammals. (Visionholder, whose life, he says, "is centered around these amazing prosimian primates".)
Verpa bohemica (nom), a mushroom species formerly thought to be edible (and still eaten by some), but now considered dangerous to eat. (Sasata)
Islands of Scotland (nom), with eight featured articles and lists, and eight good articles. There are more than 800 islands of Scotland, and Wikipedia's topic covers such aspects as the history, geology, and wildlife of all the important archipelagos. (nominator Ben MacDui; picture at top)