Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Where is Fair Isle?

Fair Isle is an island in northern Scotland, lying around halfway between Mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands. It is the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom and is roughly equidistant from Sumburgh Head some 38 km (24 mi) to the north-east on the Mainland of Shetland and North Ronaldsay, Orkney, some 43 km (27 mi) to the south-west. Fair Isle is administratively part of Shetland.

Note: this Google image was taken in 2008 and shows the old observatory building

Note: this Bing image was taken in 2012 and shows the new observatory building