No matter where you are in the world, and no matter how much or little you are able to contribute, we would be very grateful if you made a donation.
We are seeking at least £650,000 towards the £7.4m cost of the rebuild, which will take place next year.
The new building will have improved accommodation – more guest rooms and better fittings – for students, volunteers and young people to progress both educationally and career-wise.
The Observatory is vitally important to the economic and social wellbeing of Fair Isle, so contributions will be an investment in the future viability of the community as well as the provision of significantly enhanced research facilities for world-class ornithological and additional marine biological work.
The new Observatory will draw more deeply on (and help to develop) the building and maintenance skills of the islanders and support the creation of a Fair Isle-wide Tourist Action Plan, expanding the scope of eco-tourism in the north of Scotland.