On Monday 4th February this year 'Phenomenal' waves (this is a genuine technical term meaning 'as big as they get') struck the lighthouse causing considerable damage to parts of the lighthouse complex. This was reported widely in the press and on television. However the lighthouse itself, the house and the accommodation are unharmed and we are operating as normal.
Phenomenal waves (black) approaching Fair Isle, February 4th 2013
Video courtesy of Tommy Hyndman for more of his pictures see www.fair-isle.blogspot.com