Island of Fetlar Shetland

FETLAR’S fertile soils and green landscape have attracted generations of visitors to this unique island to enjoy its rich natural heritage and vibrant community spirit.

Tradition has it that the Vikings’ first western landfall was Gruting in Fetlar. But evidence of occupation goes back to the Stone Age, through the Picts and the Norse to the crofting townships.

The 19th century clearances left vast uninhabited areas and ruined croft houses where once hundreds of people lived and worked. Now they provide a rich and varied landscape of ancient sites, exquisite flowers and nesting birds.

Fetlar’s fifteen square miles include tranquil beauty spots, beautiful beaches, wonderful walks, fascinating buildings, and despite its small size, a vibrant social life with visitors always welcome at any local event.
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