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View of Fetlar
View of Fetlar
Waters North Sea
Archipelago Shetland Islands
Geographical location 60 ° 36 '32 "  N , 0 ° 52' 6"  W Coordinates: 60 ° 36 '32 "  N , 0 ° 52' 6"  W.
Location of Fetlar
surface 40.78 km²
Highest elevation Vord Hill
158  m
Residents 61 (2011)
1.5 inhabitants / km²
main place Houbie
Map of Yell, Unst and Fetlar
Map of Yell, Unst and Fetlar
Ordnance Survey map sheet from 1961

Fetlar is one of the northern islands of the Shetland Islands off Scotland with a population of 61 at the census on March 27, 2011, a decrease of 25 compared to 2001. The most important place is Houbie on the south coast, home of the Fetlar Interpretative Center . One kilometer northwest of Houbie is Fetlar airfield , which is only used for emergencies and occasional charter flights. Of the Shetland Islands' twelve civil parishes , Fetlar is by far the lowest population and density.

The northern part of Fetlar is a bird sanctuary, home to skuas , snipe birds and snowy owls . Fetlar has

to offer. Another attraction on the island is Brough Lodge , built by Arthur Nicolson in the 1820s.

Ferries run from Oddsta on Fetlar to Gutcher on Yell and Belmont on Unst .

Thatcher's syndrome was recorded on this island in 1912 .

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census data

Web links

Commons : Fetlar  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Fetlar website