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Fair Isle Named One of The Top Ten Islands To Visit

by October 15, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Scotland’s Fair Isle has been named one of the top ten island’s in the world to visit in a new book published by National Geographic called ‘The Ten Best of Everything’. Located between Orkney and Shetland, the beautiful Fair Isle is only inhabited by approximately 70 residents, but it’s well known for its traditional style of knitting, as well as being a bird watcher’s paradise with hundreds of thousands of birds calling the isle home.

This is an incredible achievement for the Scottish isle, as by looking at some of the other names on the list (Canary Islands of Spain, Tahiti of French Polynesia and Capri of Italy to name a few) there was some extremely tough competition! Learn more about the Fair Isle today, or take a look at the full list of  top ten islands from around the world mentioned by National Geographic.

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James Boyle

James is the Assistant Search & Social Media Manager at VisitScotland. Originally from Australia, he now lives in Edinburgh and enjoys travel, rugby and perfecting the art of making pancakes.

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