Foula, Scotland—the Most Remote Inhabited Island in Great Britain

Foula Island, part of Scotland’s Shetland Islands, is home to a population of only thirty people who primarily earn their living as sheep and pony farmers. The island has been owned by the Holbourn family for the past hundred years. Growing numbers of visitors are making their way to Foula as bird watchers from around the world come to see its puffins, skuas, razorbills, gannets, and more. Getty Images photographer Jeff Mitchell paid a visit to Foula recently, and returned with these images of its people, animals, and landscape.

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