Small Ports Information

Fair Isle

Fair Isle

Fair Isle Pier

Fair Isle, world-famous for its knitting and bird life, has a well sheltered and easily accessible pier at North Haven. There is no all-weather anchorage but the North Haven and the South End are suitable for summer cruising (advice should be sought).

Harbour Data  
Position 59 32' N 01 36' W
NP 52 Reference section ref 2.23 to 2.31
Berthage 80m
Water Depth 3.58m cd
Tide High MHWS = 2.2 MHWN = 1.7
Tide Low MLWS = 0.6 MLWN = 1.0
Tide Difference Approx time of high water from Lerwick = minus 0010


Services Available

  • Water and stores are available in Fair Isle.
  • An air and ferry service also operates between the island and Shetland's Mainland. The distance between road and ferry to major town services and fishmarkets is 50 miles.