IanD Posted September 25, 2015 Report Share Posted September 25, 2015 Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right section! I will be visiting Shetland (which is a long standing dream!!) with my youngest son in October for a week for a recce to relocate. As a family, we visited Orkney in April this year including house hunting and naturally fell in love with the place. However, I just felt I needed to visit Shetland before settling for Orkney. We currently live in Devon and totally appreciate the difference compared to island life (particularly the weather!) but we need a drastic lifestyle change away from the rat race due to my wife's poor health (2 recent heart attacks and she's only 43). We have 2 sons aged 17 and 14 and so I was wondering how limiting if at all their lives will be on the island. My wife and I want to fully integrate with the community and 'pay it forward as it were.' I am also interested what the social impact of the oil workers have made. I read about one of the local fish and chip shop not being happy concerning anti social behaviour from them, so I was wondering if places such as local pubs can be a little risky with my wife in tow. (We're not prudes in any shape or form, we visit our local most days but some behaviour can be too much, particularly if they're strangers). Many thanks in advanced and feel free to tell me to sod off and stay at the bottom of England as it is the rugby World Cup lol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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