Fetlar is a small but busy community with plenty for visitors to see and do. Whether you'd like to enjoy live music in the community hall or explore Fetlar's past in the community run museusm, we have all the information you need.
Fetlar Interpretive Centre
You cand delve into the island's fascinating past at Fetlar Interpretive Centre, a community museum with exhibits exploring the history, archaeology, folklore and wildlife of Fetlar. The museum's opening hours are: 11am – 4pm Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 4pm Sunday, 1st May – 30th September.
Fetlar Parish Church
The Kirk in Fetlar has been place of worship for more than 300 years. It is open for visitors during the summer and there is usually an exhibition at the back of the kirk for visitors to enjoy. The kirk's coloured glass windows were restored in 2009 and it is now community owned and holds services in all denominations, including a regular Sunday service.
Fetlar's community hall is an important part of life in the island, providing a meeting place as well as somewhere to socialise. The hall has a bar which is open every Saturday from 7pm-11pm. If you have an instrument, bring it along as there is often a music session.
Fetlar Nature Reserve
As an important breeding site for birds including Red-necked Phalarope, puffins and curlews, Fetlar is an excellent spot to enjoy birdwatching. There is a newly rebuilt bird hide at the Mires of Funzie, just beyond the Loch of Funzie, giving you the perfect opportunity to watch some of Fetlar’s diverse birdlife.
Shop and café
Fetlar's shop and café are in the same building at Hubie. They are open every day during the visitor season from 10.45am – 4pm. In winter, opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 2pm.
There is a resident nurse on the island who is on duty five days per week. Other emergency cover is provided by Scottish Fire and Rescue service and in the event of acute emergency the coastguard air ambulance will medivac.
Mobile and internet connectivity is good (unless you are out of line of sight of the telecoms mast at the top of Gallows Hill). EE and Vodafone currently provide the best connectivity on the island.