On Monday 4th February 2013 'Phenomenal' waves (this is a genuine technical term meaning 'as big as they get') struck the lighthouse causing considerable damage to parts of the lighthouse complex. This was reported widely in the press and on television and measured by buoys at sea and satellite it is officially the biggest wave ever recorded. 

 Phenomenal waves (black) approaching Fair Isle, February 4th 2013

Video courtesy of Tommy Hyndman for more of his pictures see www.fair-isle.blogspot.com

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