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Old 01 December 2013, 11:17   #71
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I have looked at what you can get for your money out there and was very impressed but...... not a lot going work wise.. especially for council wallers
Hi Kerny

I'm self employed so kept on doing what I was doing south, and the cheaper house costs compensate for increased travel costs / time on and off the island (fly to London now rather than take the train). Have worked for Orkney Islands Council part time for 18 months - some very good people there but quite "traditional" in some parts compared to how councils operate elsewhere. Hence why I'm fully self employed again! If you are good with boats or marine engineering three's more opportunity... Or just if you are enterprising. But it's not for everyone for sure anyway. Lots of folks from Lancashire / Manchester have moved up here to my knowledge.

Mores options work-wise if you look to Inverness and to the east along the Moray coast, and still lots of sea to access, plus weekends on the west coast.

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Old 01 December 2013, 11:20   #72
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Yea but how far is Asda
Nearest Asda (Tain) - 2 hours driving and an hour's ferry ride away. Add another hour for M&S

Tesco - 20 mins away :o)
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In Scotland I work in Glasgow but shuttle back and forth to my Highland home .. I dont holiday abroad anymore these days, you may call me small minded , but the west coast of Scotland is a very fine place to be

Heres what I see from my front door overlooking the Summer Isles

3 pics of the same view nearly .. its never the same twice

And for Tony T the nearest Tesco is about 1Hr and a half .. maximum broadband speed is a half Meg if you can get it

Ive considered renting out the wee house in the foreground
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beautiful!
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Hope you don't mean the last pic of the builders arse.
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In Scotland I work in Glasgow but shuttle back and forth to my Highland home .. I dont holiday abroad anymore these days, you may call me small minded , but the west coast of Scotland is a very fine place to be

Heres what I see from my front door overlooking the Summer Isles

3 pics of the same view nearly .. its never the same twice

And for Tony T the nearest Tesco is about 1Hr and a half .. maximum broadband speed is a half Meg if you can get it

Ive considered renting out the wee house in the foreground
Where is that dude?
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nice, bumped in to you Sat not sure you recognised me?

nice view!
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Go on then rent it out I'll bring enough food to last the week
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