Fetlar has a rich folklore heritage, some of which has luckily been preserved in recordings.
The Fetlar Interpretive Centre has many recordings of Jeemsie Laurenson, a famous Fetlar storyteller (he preferred to be referred to as a historian) who died in 1988.
The Dead Fisherman and his Three Messages
Listen to Jeemsie Laurenson telling the story of the dead fisherman and his three messages : Tobar an Dualchais
The Eagle Bairn
One of the most famous of the Fetlar stories dates back to 1690, the tale of the Eagle Bairn – you can read it here: Epilogue (davidkfaux.org)
Jan Tait and the Bear
And the other equally famous Fetlar story (which has now been made into a chamber opera) is Jan Tait and the Bear: Bears on Shetland? - History & Culture - Shetlink: Connecting Shetland
The Milk Pan at Taft
An "uncan woman" leaves some good luck with a crofter who brings her a message: Fetlar Island – The Modern Antiquarian.com
There are many other tales including those connected with the Haltadans stone circle, the Finniegirt dyke and many more places.
There are still a few native Fetlar folk, and some can be persuaded to tell some good tales!