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.