A CAMPAIGN to raise money for building the new Fair Isle Bird Observatory has taken in around £80,000 in just over a week – with an appeal from Shetland crime drama star Douglas Henshall helping to boost the figure.
The appeal was launched on 17 August to address what was described as a “worrying shortfall in funding” to rebuild the world-famous observatory, which burned down last year.
The crowdfunding appeal aims to put at least £650,000 towards the £7.4 million project. The remainder will be covered by the insurance.
As of this morning (Wednesday) around £80,000 had been raised.
The appeal received a significant boost earlier this week after Shetland star Henshall promoted the cause with a video message on social media.
The observatory featured in the second series of the BBC programme.
A message from Dougie Henshall, star of the BBC TV series Shetland.
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