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MY WIFE AND I ARE THINKING OF RETIRING TO SHETLAND IM DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIR LOOKING FOR PROPERTY TO RENT MY RENT GETS PAID BY HOUSING NOWDAYS AS IM UNABLE TO WORK LOOKING AT WORKING FROM HOME WE HAVE TWO CONCERNS IM WHITE MY WIFES BLACK AND SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT RACISM AS WE HAVE SUFFERED IT IN THE PAST HATE TO ASK THIS BUT IS IT SOMETHING WE WOULD GET ? AND TWO FINDING RIGHT HOUSE THATS WHEELCHAIR FREINDLY AND ALLOWS SMOKING I CAN HELP WITH PEOPLES COMPUTER PROBLEMS FOR NOTHING AS I DO IT FOR SOMETHING TO DO AS LONG AS ITS NOT TOTALLY CRASHED THATS FOR THE SHOP I WAS WORKING AS BENEFITS/MONEY ADVISOR AS WELL I CAN HELP OUT WITH THAT FOR PEOPLE JUST WANT A NEW LIFE THATS ON COAST WITH GOOD PEOPLE
I'm interested in the Moorfield Estate in Brae, where anecdotally there are issues around the condition of houses in relation to damp/ventilation/heating/insulation, Council repairs, and potential impacts on health. There have been previous efforts in local media and online to bring attention to this, but I don't know to what extent these have been successful. If anyone can shed any light on the matter, is willing to share their experience, or can provide any supporting evidence, I'd really appreciate it. Being able to put together the full picture would be a strong footing from which to make progress.
Does anyone else read the stories of Promote Shetland and feel as though it is a poorly backed venture? Here's my quick take on it's three key area's. 1) Live in Shetland: I love my Island home, but lets see a few broader issues here. Where are people to live? There is a huge lack of rented accommodation here and a lot of the stock is way over priced, Although the prices may come down with the gas plant completion. Most people who would want to live here would nearly always want to rent until certain of stopping here. However those that want or can buy, then a lot of houses are now more expensive than those south, where you get cheaper shopping, fuels, electricity, choice etc, etc 2) Work: On the whole work is the only item of Promote Shetlands agenda that is reasonable, but if your needing people from outside of Shetland to help fill job's then it is useless without the cost of housing and the cost of travel coming down. 3) Travel and tourism. Two in the same really. The cost of getting on and off Shetland is ludicrous. I've had family have a two week package holiday in Portugal for the cost of return flights only to Shetland!!! The cost of getting here is also the main reason for people not to come here, trust me I've asked. But what happens to tourist's when they get here, to answer that here's a direct quote from a relative "...however we won't be coming back, never paid so much for petrol, airfares, accommodation, food, everything. How do you afford to live there Bro?" Without better infrastructure and investment into living and visiting in the Isles Promote Shetland seem's like the biggest waste of money since Olaf the Stupid ordered 500 Longboats with holes in the hull to reduce weight!
I'm 20, and trying to find a house with my boyfriend... this is proving more difficult than expected. We both have secure jobs and have lived here most of our lives, moving away only to go to college. If we were applying for housing with Hjatland there's no way we could get anything remotely close to Lerwick, Scalloway or Tingwall (which is where we'd like to move). Even getting houses further away proves difficult. And looking at private rental is proving just as difficult. For example one bedroom flats going for Â£1000 a month! It's no wonder more and more young people are leaving the isle... they can't find anywhere to live up here! People are getting just a bit to greedy. I can understand why they're charging so much, I probably would myself given the opportunity... but somebody needs to give us young ones a chance. Rant over.