Wild flowers are Fair Isle's secret treasure:its combination of geographical position, undisturbed environment, traditonal methods of agriculture and mild climate produces one of the richest displays of wild flowers to be found anywhere in Britain - including some extreme rarities!
The almost legendary oysterplant grows in abundance on the seashore close to the lighthouse.
Wild flowers grow everywhere on Fair isle
Daisies growing in the road
and in great profusion
in addition to the unusual you will also find showy displays of the commonplace,
Horsetails - primitive non-flowering plants
Shetland Red Campion
and the exotic.
Heath Spotted Orchid
Northern Marsh Orchid
For information on staying at the lighthouse please see our home page.