Monday, 11 April 2011


We've been here for six weeks but the time has just flown over and in just a few weeks time we'll be open for visitors for the first time. Scary? A little bit maybe, but more exciting than anything else.

We've got loads of stories already from our time on the island, far too many to put in here now, but in summary, the island is every bit as wonderful and the islanders every bit as welcoming as we expected. Grace loves the beach, the cows, the other children, the Obs (pretty much everything really!), which has been important for us and we love it here as well!

I'll introduce the full team during the next few weeks (we've not met them all yet!) and keep you up to date on the bird sightings (full details of which will also be published regularly at, where you will find the sightings so far this year) as well as mentioning the goings on of our life on the island.

We're inheriting a great legacy from Hollie and Deryk and they have provided us with lots of support in the move up here and the settling in period and we wish them the best of luck with their crofting at Burkle (just down the road), although hopefully Deryk will leave a few birds for us to find!

I'd love to hear your comments and questions about all things Fair Isle, so please get in touch.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see you are going to carry on with the Warden's Diary, I have much enjoyed reading Deryk's contributions and look forward to yours. Good luck to both of you in your running of the OBS. Derek Mercer


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