Shetland News shetnews.co.uk 30 Apr, 2021 10:15 am

Fair Isle Times – keeping the remote community and beyond informed since 1978

Fair Isle Times – keeping the remote community and beyond informed since 1978
“We’ve got readers from all over the place,” Fair Isle’s Eileen Thomson says, with some amount of pride. “It’s not just in the isle - there’s friends and family of folk in the isle, and people who visited, and people with connections going way back still get their...

Fair Isle from the sky.“We’ve got readers from all over the place,” Fair Isle’s Eileen Thomson says, with some amount of pride.“It’s not just in the isle – there’s friends and family of folk in the isle, and people who visited, and people with connections going way back still get their Fair Isle Times, and absolutely love it.” Since 1978 the Fair Isle Times has been keeping the remote community, which has a population of around 48, connected, informed and entertained each week.

More of a newsletter than a paper, it is produced with the help of local schoolchildren and it can include community notices alongside nuggets of news, history, bird reports and just about everything else related to Fair Isle – as well as the regular weather report and cartoon strip.At the moment Eileen edits the Fair Isle Times alongside Hollie Shaw, while headteacher Ruth Stout and husband Iain focus more on the behind the scenes work.

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