Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

To fly to the Scottish island of Fair Isle (midway between the Shetlands and the Orkney Islands) is to have one of the most extraordinary flying experiences on offer in Europe.

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September is the month when Fair Isle begins to batten down for the winter. Twice this month, on the 11th and 25th, a sturdy little boat called the Good Shepherd IV will chug out of the island's harbour for the four and a half hour journey to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. And then no more trips to Lerwick until spring 2009.

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This article was published in hidden europe 22.