Located halfway between Orkney and Shetland, Fair Isle is one of Britain’s most remote inhabited islands. It may be small but there is plenty to see and do.
|Fair Isle is internationally renowned for its birds and in particular its seabird colony which is the second largest in the UK. The Bird Observatory and Lodge is a major visitor attraction where bird watchers can relax in comfort and observe some of the 350 species that have been recorded here: it is a twitcher’s paradise during the bird migratory seasons.
Seabirds found on Fair Isle - Atlantic Puffin, Black Guillemot, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, European Shag, Northern Gannet, Common Gull, Greater Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Kittiwake, Lesser Black Backed Gull, European Storm Petrel, Northern Fulmar, Arctic Skua, Great Skua and Arctic Tern. Numbers are monitored annually by staff from the Bird Observatory.