George Waterston Memorial Centre and Museum
01595 760 244
George Waterston OBE (1911 1980), the former Scottish Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, was a much loved figure who had massive and positive influence on Fair Isle. He bought the island after World War 11 and co-founded the Bird Observatory in 1948, giving the isle's economy a much needed boost.
In 1955 the National Trust for Scotland succeeded him as landlord and helped islanders to step emigration and revitalise the community. Dr Waterston's memorial is a fascinating museum in the former Fair Isle School, packed with displays of the island's history from prehistoric times to the present. A guided tour is available on request.
Mon Fri 1400-1600
Open other times by appointment only
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