List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Fair Isle Fair Isle William Lawrence Teacher Fair Isle
Jerome Wilson Factor Fair Isle
Andrew John Wilson Melville House Fair Isle
Johnstons Map of Shetland
Imperial Gazetter of Shetland
Admiralty Chart
North Sea Pilot
Stat [Statistical] a/c [Account] of Scotland
Cowies Shetland
Andersons Guide to the Highlands
Philips County Atlas
Orkney & Shetland Almanac & Directory
Peakes Orkney & Shetland Almanac & Directory
069.05 This Island which is about 3 miles long by half that distance in breadth is situated half way between Orkney and Shetland although attached to the latter being in the parish of Dunrossness. The population of the Island is about 200 and the chief occupation of the Males is fishing, while the Females are one and all employed in Knitting - Fair Isle hosiery being much sought after not only on account of its varied colors but also from its well known warmth and comfort The women also do most of the Farm Work The Island although well cultivated at its southern extremity does not raise sufficient grain to keep the population alive and consequently supplies have to be sent from Orkney or Shetland The whole Island is the property of John Bruce Junior Esquire of Sumburgh who has now commenced to run

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Parish of Dunrossness Fair Isle, Shetland

John Durran
Sapper R.E. [Royal Engineers]

No change. W.D. May 1930.

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