Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Friends of Fair Isle

Friends of Fair Isle have provided much needed support to the Observatory over the 70 years since it was first established by George Waterston, particularly during the construction of the new Observatory building.

The subscription rate for new Friends is £15.00 per year (£20.00 for overseas members) (**see note above**). This entitles members to a newsletter and a copy of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory report published that year and preferential booking of accommodation at the Observatory from the year after first joining. Membership renewal falls due on or around the 1st April each year.

As a charity, FIBOT does everything it can to minimise administration costs. You can help by paying your annual subscription through your bank. The Standing Order, if completed, will instruct your bank to pay the £15.00 (£20.00 for overseas) automatically on the date completed and each April 1st thereafter. It can of course be cancelled at any time. Completed Standing Orders should be returned to the Administrator who will process your membership and then forward the Order to your bank.

It is also possible to join as a life member for £500. Please contact the Administrator directly if you wish to take out a life membership.

Friends who pay UK Income Tax can greatly increase the value of their annual subscription by covenanting them. Simply complete the Gift Aid Declaration and return this along with your completed subscription form or Standing Order to the Administrator. This will allow FIBOT, a recognised charity, to reclaim the Income Tax that you have paid on your annual subscription. The covenant is automatically cancelled if you cease to be a Friend.

To download a subscription form, please click here

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