Friday, October 03, 2014

The Fair Isle Museum Raffle! A real Winner!

Our sweet little Fair Isle Museum.
George Waterston Memorial Centre & Museum - Fair Isle - Shetland - Scotland - UK.
Please buy some raffle tickets to help it along!

Museum Extension Floor Plan.

Museum Extension Elevation Rendering

There are just THREE WEEKS to go until the draw of the Fair Isle Museum Raffle. We desperately need to raise funds to build a small extension to our wee island museum to provide toilet facilities and a small office. We still have plenty of tickets to sell. The raffle has some amazing prizes:

FIRST PRIZE: 5-night stay on Fair Isle for two people (three nights accommodation at the Bird Obs and 2 nights at South Lighthouse), with return flights, Shetland to Fair Isle included.
SECOND PRIZE: A bespoke, made-to-measure Fair Isle jumper
A framed photo by ‘Dave Wheeler’
Fishermens kep – hand knitted by Elena Mera-Long
Fair Isle scarf, hand knitted by Annie Thomson
Fair Isle kep and wristwarmer set, hand knitted by Annie Thomson
Hand knitted Fair Isle egg cosy
and many more....
Tickets cost £1 each (£5 for a book of 5 tickets). If you would like to buy tickets please send a cheque made out to ‘George Waterston Memorial Centre’ to Hollie Shaw, Burkle, Fair Isle. ZE29JU and enclose a SAE for your tickets to be sent to you. 

The draw takes place on the 25th of October.
 payments for tickets should be received by October 20th.

Thousands of pounds are need to add this small but much needed extension. Designed to mimic in shape the kjyls (kilns for drying grain) built onto some of the barns on the Isle, the new extension will house a much needed office and toilet.  The new wind and weather buffering entrance will help to ensure the collection  is doubly protected from the elements every time the door opens. The Museum & the Islanders are very appreciative of any donations of any size beyond this fundraising event. The museum has charitable status (SC005177) and is a member of Museum Galleries Scotland. Donations can be sent to: George Waterson Memorial Centre, Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU. Scotland, UK.
Or call Hollie she will give you other payment options. Phone 01595 760 399
George Waterston Memorial Centre & Museum

THANK YOU so much for your help. The Fair Isle Museum Committee.


  1. Sae & cheque on it's way. A very worthwhile project.

  2. Be nice to know who won the prizes