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Foula in Old Norse means ‘bird island’. The island is shaped by five dramatic peaks, with low broken cliffs in the east, rising to prestigious vertical cliffs on the west, and at the north is the Gaada Stack. The island is home to many species of bird, including Bonxies (Great Skuas), Arctic Terns and Red-Throat Divers.

As well as being part of Shetland's National Scenic Area, Foula is also designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for its birds and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its plants, birds and geology.

For more information about Foula, visit:

Visit Shetland

Shetland Heritage

the official Foula Heritage site

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