Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse


Pund is currently a ruin, photo dated 2014. Formerly a croft, Pund has had a varied history - as 'Ortolan Cottage' it was the temporary home of the Duchess of Bedford when she visited the island; it was a military camp during the Second World War; and George Waterston originally planned for Pund to house the island's first bird observatory, before the buildings at North Haven became available. Recent news is that Pund is to be rebuilt and crofting will return. © Ian Andrews
Setter is the most northerly occupied croft, 2014. © Ian Andrews
Field croft was renovated in 1970 & 1993 and is also now home to the island's meterological station, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Barkland & Chalet
Barkland (rebuilt 1964 & renovated 1993, right) and Chalet (appeared c.1999, now the health centre), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Upper Stoneybrek
Upper Stoneybrek, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Lower Stoneybrek
Lower Stoneybrek, 2014. © Ian Andrews
Stackhoull Stores (the shop and post office) with Vaila's Trees to the left, 2014. © Ian Andrews
North Shirva
North Shirva, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Shirva etc
Shirva (in foreground) with Taft (left) and Nether Taft (behind), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Haa & Skerryholm
Skerryholm (left) and The Auld Haa (right), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Lower Leogh
Lower Leogh is currently not occupied, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Springfield with Burkle to the left, 2012. © Ian Andrews
Springfield (far back left) & Koolin (built 1982, back left) and Busta (rebuilt in 1978, centre). The road joining Springfield and Busta to the Chapel was built in 1976. Photo 2012. © Ian Andrews
Brecks (new-build 2002, left) and Kenaby (new croft 1990, right), 2012. © Ian Andrews
Burkle was a new-build in 1993. © Ian Andrews
Burkle in 2015. © Ian Andrews
Utra is the southernmost house, much renovated in 1985. Was known as Melville House until the 1970s and was once the Post Office. Photo taken 2014. © Ian Andrews