Fair Isle is an island of Shetland lying south of the main group of Shetland and half-way to Orkney. It is famous for its bird observatory and a traditional style of knitting. Its name is from Old Norse Frjóey, meaning "Sheep Island".
Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom. It lies twenty-four miles south-west of Sumburgh Head on Shetland Mainland and twenty-seven miles northeast of North Ronaldsay. It has an area of three square miles, making it the tenth-largest of the isles of Shetland. (Read more)