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19 Images Offer A Glimpse Into The Daily Life Of People On The Remotest Island Of Great Britain

Tiny Foula lies 20 miles west of Shetland’s main island and is home to a current population of just thirty people.

The tiny scrap of rock with an area of 4.9 square miles is also known as Bird Island thanks to the wildlife that flock around its 1,210ft cliffs.

Most of its inhabitants are crofters who make a living from sheep farming and tourism.

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One of the oldest inhabitants of Foula is 78-year-old crofter Eric Ibister who lives in Hametoun
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Crofter Lyn Robertson, sorts out her sheep to be taken off the Island of Foula to be sold
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Jack, Penny, Sheila and Jim Grear walk their ponies to the Island of Foula ferry where they will be loaded for market on Shetland
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Crofter Lyn Robertson, helped by Jack Smith and Stuart Taylor, sorts out her sheep to be taken off the Island of Foula to be sold
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The plane arrives from Tingwall airport at the Island of Foula airstrip
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A stone points the way to the Island of Foula Post Office
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Stuart Taylor works in his wood workshop on the Island of Foula
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Seventy eight year old crofter Eric Ibister sits in his armchair at his home in Hametoun on the Island of Foula
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Sheep graze beside an old cottage on the Island of Foula
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A ruined building and deserted telephone box lie on the Island of Foula
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Foula lies 20 miles west of Shetland’s main island
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Stuart Taylor and Jack Smith the only school child on the Island of Foula,enjoy a quick tune on the guitar and mandolin
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Seals shelter from stormy seas near the jetty on the Island of Foula
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Fran Grear tries out a pair of roller blades during the primary school coffee morning on the Island of Foula
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Post mistress Sheila Gear, working in the Island of Foula Post Office
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Foula residents Stuart Taylor, Penny Grear, Sheila Grear, Davie Wilson and Jim Grear play music and enjoy a drink at a late night gathering
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Residents of Foula take sheep off the island bound for the market on the boat the New Advance
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A view of Gaada Stack on the Island of Foula
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The New Advance ferry manned by residents leaves the harbour on the Island of Foula to take the Grear family ponies to a sale on Shetland
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