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Fair Isle Shetland

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The island is famous for the quality and number of rare and scarce migrants that are seen during migration periods. The island also holds large numbers of breeding seabirds, such as 35,000 pairs of Fulmar, and 20,000 pairs of Puffin.

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The island lies 24 miles southwest of Sumburgh Head on the mainland of Shetland.


Access is by boat or by plane.


Accommodation is available at Fair Isle Lodge and bird Observatory.

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