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Fair Isle

The most remote inhabited island in the UK, famed for its seabirds and fabulous knitwear

Getting here

There are regular summer sailings of the mail boat, Good Shepherd IV, from Grutness in Shetland.
Address Fair Isle Shetland ZE2 9JU OS Ref: HZ210720

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The Good Shepherd IV operates from North Haven on Fair Isle to Grutness Pier near Sumburgh (with a few sailings to Lerwick). The boat carries 12 passengers and takes about 2½ hours to Fair Isle. For bookings, phone 01595 760363.

Airtask (formerly known as Directflight) offer the only year-round scheduled air service to Fair Isle, taking up to 7 passengers. Visit their website for timetables, fares and phone number.