Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse


Pund is currently a ruin, 2014. It was formerly a croft, then (as 'Ortolan Cottage') the temporary home of the Duchess of Bedford when she visited the island and finally a military camp during the Second World War. George Waterston originally planned for Pund to house the island's first bird observatory, before the buildings at North Haven became available. © Ian Andrews
Setter is the most northerly occupied croft, 2014. © Ian Andrews
Field croft was renovated in 1970 & 1993 and is also now home to the island's meterological station, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Barkland & Chalet
Barkland (rebuilt 1964 & renovated 1993, right) and Chalet (appeared c.1999, now the health centre), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Upper Stoneybrek
Upper Stoneybrek, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Lower Stoneybrek
Lower Stoneybrek, 2014. © Ian Andrews
Stackhoull Stores (the shop and post office) with Vaila's Trees to the left, 2014. © Ian Andrews
North Shirva
North Shirva, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Shirva etc
Shirva (in foreground) with Taft (left) and Nether Taft (behind), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Haa & Skerryholm
Skerryholm (left) and The Auld Haa (right), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Lower Leogh
Lower Leogh is currently not occupied, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Springfield with Burkle to the left, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Springfield (far back left) & Koolin (built 1982, back left) and Busta (rebuilt in 1978, centre). The road joining Springfield and Busta to the Chapel was built in 1976. Photo 2012. © Ian Andrews
Brecks (new-build 2002, left) and Kenaby (new croft 1990, right), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Burkle was a new-build in 1993. © Ian Andrews
Burkle in 2015. © Ian Andrews
Utra is the southernmost house, much renovated in 1985. Was known as Melville House until the 1970s and was once the Post Office. Photo taken 2014. © Ian Andrews