Fair Isle


Fisherman airlifted to safety after ship sinks

July 9, 2016

A fisherman had to be rescued after his ship started to sink near Shetland yesterday. The skipper raised the alarm while sailing near the Fair Isle at about 2.45pm. Shetland Coastguard subsequently launched its search and rescue helicopter and the man was airlifted to safety. The coastguard confirmed the 32ft Hope Three vessel later sank.


Fair Isle business has success stitched

October 27, 2014

One woman on Fair Isle, a tiny island between Shetland and Orkney, has big plans for the distinctive knitwear that originated there centuries ago and is now replicated across the globe.