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The edge of the world

Foula is one of Britain's most remote inhabited islands. The crofting townships are situated in the narrow eastern coastal strip with the expanse of peat and moorland rising steeply to Foula's five dramatic peaks.The island lies approximately 20 miles to the west of shetland mainland.
Foula or Fughley Isle (old norse) means 'bird island'. Besides the hoards of breeding summer seabirds...Foula has the largest colony off breeding Great skuas (Bonxies). We have lived here for 17 months and recommend it to people who like to see nature that has been relatively untouched by man .

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Natural beauty , fresh air, birds galore,peaceful
  • Cons:can be difficult to get to all year round ...but then thats part of the attraction
  • In a nutshell:Foula is the finest place i have ever been or stayed.
  • Intro Updated Jul 20, 2003
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  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 9:50 PM

    Happy birthday. Thanks for leting me share your island home. vertigo would prevent me enjoying a visit in reality, though.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 8:28 PM

    Incredible place! You made me want to go there at once. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • TomFoolery's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Sounds like a fascinating place hope to make it out here next time I'm in Shetland

  • Rusket's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2006 at 11:42 PM

    Looks like a place a would like to visit :-)

  • vyxxyn's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2005 at 10:11 PM

    Sounds like a neat place to get away from it all... and everyone! Wanted to go to Shetlands badly but missed the flight :(

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 3:03 PM

    The nightlife is my kind of thing. Interesting little isle you are on. Greetings from Washougal, WA =^oo^=

  • Sep 23, 2004 at 3:29 AM

    Don't think I'll do Foula yet, but Shetland's tempting. Maybe today. Not sure still. Looks remote and harsh, but nice. Jem

  • Vcela's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2004 at 1:24 AM

    Enjoyed the tips - especially the nightlife. Looks like a marvelous place.

  • Jul 4, 2004 at 11:57 PM

    Aldona, many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday , happy travelsand all the best in life. Greetings from India .

  • daarth's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 1:24 AM

    Wow! Fantastic to hear about this place! I think I saw it on the horizon when we sailed up from Fair Isle. Maybe next time...


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