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Fly to Fair Isle
Truly get away from it all
Fair Isle is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 350 species recorded on the isle. The island is the most remote thriving community in the UK lying between Shetland mainland and the Orkney Islands. Other than its birdlife Fair isle is well known for its knitwear, dating back to the 19th century. This small island allows you to get away from it all and appreciate the beautiful nature and history that it has to offer.
Loganair connects Fair Isle with Kirkwall weekly
The island is home to the bird observatory which carries out scientific research on bird migration and seabird breeding. Avid bird watchers have the opportunity to stay at the observatory to get the most out of their visit. Visitors are welcome to go out with the wardens on their daily observations.
Fair Isle is the perfect place to explore on foot with many footpaths and walkways. From Coastal walks to footpaths up and around the North Lighthouse. Maps on popular routes can be picked up from the bird observatory.
The island is home to the George Waterston museum. Where you can discover the islands past through stories and artefacts. A guided tour of the museum is available upon request.
This small island hosts two lighthouses, one at either end of the three mile stretch. Tours of the lighthouses can be arranged prior to arrival during the summer months, allowing visitors to understand the history of the island and take in the breathtaking views.