Fair Isle

Event aims to generate more interest in Fair Isle chairs

AN EVENT is being held in the Scottish Borders next month in a bid to “turn around the fortunes” of endangered Fair Isle and Orkney chairs. Both of these traditional styles are currently on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List of endangered crafts. Eve Eunson, who is said to be only one of two people […] Shetland News …


SIC comfortable with Fair Isle recruitment process after receiving complaint

THE DIRECTOR of children’s services at Shetland Islands Council says she is “very comfortable” that the recent recruitment process for the Fair Isle head teacher post was followed by the book after confirming it had attracted a formal complaint. The complaint centres around why no suitable candidates for the post were selected out of a […] Shetland News …


New town shop’s exhibition highlights lace knitting and Fair Isle chairs

LOCALS and tourists can enjoy learning first-hand about two endangered traditional craft practices as part of a small exhibition space attached to a new gift shop in the centre of Lerwick. The Puffin Republic, run by the owners of French café C’est La Vie, opened its doors last week and includes a lace knitting exhibition […] Shetland News …


Fair Isle chairs go on display in museum

DA GADDERIE in the Shetland Museum has reopened with an exhibition on Fair Isle chairs. The exhibition features three of Eve Eunson’s new handcrafted pieces as well as historic chairs from the museum collection and other items on loan. Eunson was born and raised on her family’s croft in Fair Isle. In 2018 she came […] Shetland News …