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Loganair operates scheduled service in a seven-seat "Islander"; flight time is 25 minutes. From Sumburgh Airport, there's a flight on Saturday only, which links with incoming Loganair flights from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. From Lerwick Airport, flights are once or twice a day from Monday to Saturday. Call Loganair at tel. 0871/700-2000 for more information.

The mail boat Good Shepherd sails on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from Grutness Pier, Sumburgh Head, on Shetland. It's advisable to check sailing times from Grutness by phoning before 9:30am on the day of the scheduled departure for Fair Isle, in case of weather delay. Bookings for the trips to Fair Isle can be made through the skipper, Neil Thomson, Fair Isle (tel. 01595/760-363). A one-way fare is £3.10; the trip takes 2 1/2 hours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.