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Fair Isle ranked fifth best island in the world

by Deborah Leggate -

Fair Isle – the remote Shetland island famous for knitting and seabirds – has been rated fifth top island in the world, ahead of Tahiti and Capri.

The windswept isle was given the accolade by world-famous magazine National Geographic.

Its Top Ten Islands list was compiled by travel writer Leslie Thomas, who wrote: “Fair Isle is the most isolated inhabited island in Britain. It is home to only about 70 people, but hundreds of thousands of birds reside here as well.

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