About Fetlar

Fetlar lies South of Unst and to the East of Yell and together the three islands make up the North Isles of Shetland. Fetlar is known as the “Garden of Shetland” due to it being far the greenest of the islands. Indeed, the name Fetlar is reputed to originate from the Viking term “Fat Land”, further strengthening the island's claim to be fertile area suitable for crops. Historically, many crops were grown on the island, particularly bere, but today most of the land is used for grazing livestock, both sheep and cattle.

The island is also is home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife. Around two thirds of the island is designated in some form, whether as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) or as an RSPB reserve.

Our aim is to provide you with an interesting and informative experience, letting you learn more about our island and, hopefully, encouraging you to visit us on holiday or perhaps even re-locate here. Please contact us using the contact form, via facebook on Everything Else Fetlar, or using the contact details on any of the websites linked to this site.

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Things you can do in Fetlar

There are many reasons to visit Fetlar. The most popular of these is to see the abundance of wildlife, but there is much more to Fetlar, including fascinating geology, a varied and interesting selection of walks, an impressive range of cultural events, and more.

  • Walks

  • Wildlife and Nature

  • Attractions and Activities

  • Events

  • Community Hall

  • Local Businesses

  • Beaches

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