Fair Isle, far to the north of  mainland Scotland and midway between Orkney and Shetland, is Britain's remotest inhabited  island. It has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1954.

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Despite being only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide its landscape is one of amazing beauty and contrast; ranging from wild high moorland ...

 

to gentle croft land, 

  

home to most of the 70 islanders

   

 Its dramatic coast is equally varied.  Towering sea cliffs, among the tallest in Europe, and offering superb views                  

give way in places to modest flower covered grassy banks.                    

It's a surprisingly long coastline too - some 50 miles if you follow all of its jagged indentations.

For information about accommodation on Fair Isle see our home page.