Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Staff and bookings update

Unfortunately, due to a number of delays we have experienced during the rebuild process of the Obs, we will not be able to reopen as planned in the spring of 2023. Whilst we are now making good progress on the site itself, there is still considerable work to be undertaken before the Obs is completed. This will take some time particularly given the increased challenges we now face regarding weather. We are now planning on reopening in autumn 2023.

Concerning bookings, we will not be taking any until at the earliest late spring 2023. The exact dates for both will be announced in due course on our website, and members of ‘Friends of Fair Isle’ will receive advance notification of them.

As regards the recruitment of new permanent staff, this process will now be undertaken in early spring 2023. In due course, we will contact all persons who have already indicated an interest to inform them of the relevant dates.

Douglas Barr, FIBOT Chairman

11th November 2022