Foula Island is located 20 miles northeast of Scottish coast and it’s one of the most remote islands. The island’s population, which is belongs to Scottish Shetland Islands, consists of 30 people who live mainly from livestock farming, raising sheep and ponies. The island belongs to the Holbourn Family since the beginning of the last Century and its natural wealth is extremely rich.
Its name, in Norwegian language, means “The Island of the Birds“, which is not accidental at all as it has been designated as a protected area for birds and as an area of special scientific interest for its plants, birds and geology. The number of visitors is steadily increasing and it consists of bird watchers, from all over the world, who go there to admire and study the rare species that live on the island.
Jeff Mitchell, a great photographer and traveler, recently visited the island and returned with amazing pictures of Foula Island people, animals and landscapes. Let’s enjoy them: