Hello to all this is my first post on this Forum and I would appreciate any advice on moving to The Shetland Isles ie Accommodation, Jobs and the community with in the Shetland Isles and other Islands.
I have visited many parts of the Scottish Highlands and even climbed a few Munros with my favourite being Blaven. I have much love for the Scottish Highlands and Islands and I am now content in moving to the Shetland Isle, surrounding areas and islands.
I would like start off with rental accommodation and possibly buy a property at a later date. I am from a seaside town in England called Hastings and love being by the seaside and really like the idea of island life in Scotland.
Furthermore I am hardworking and would like to find a good job within Shetland or surrounding areas, I work within customer service in retail and would like to expand my current job in the Shetland area.
Also my cousin would be making the move with me and has qualifications in engineering and would like to carry on this trade in the Shetlands.
We would both be open to different work environment and learn new skills.
I would like to be apart of the community and help with voluntary projects and events to help fellow locals.
i would also like to know how many of you speak in gaelic language and if it would be worth learning some before the potential move.
Any advice would be much appreciated
Kind Regards to all
ps how often do you get to see the northern lights?