Fair Isle Bird Observatory fire
Update – 25th March 2019
Karen, Pete and Dave managed to get into Fair Isle last Thursday in between gales. A beautiful day but the first glimpse of the isle from the plane had a noticeable gap. It was a sobering experience - seeing the scale of the devastation up close and hearing first hand from those there at the time. We are currently working through the insurance process and starting to make arrangements for ornithological work during 2019. We are working closely with Shetland Islands Council, the Fair Isle community and other agencies, and hopefully in the next few weeks we’ll be able to start planning the rebuild.