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alexafree
« on: March 10, 2006 08:16:30 AM »

I just came across this on NPR. Might be on interest for those wanting to get away.

All Things Considered -
The National Trust of Scotland is seeking tenants for two properties on Fair Isle, the most remote inhabited island of Scotland. Anne Sinclair, a resident and historian of Fair Isle (pop: 65), says someone with knitting or construction skills would have no trouble making a living there. The knitting cooperative, for example, has more orders than it can fill.

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4866217

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006 11:11:53 AM »

wow! I wish I could live there...its beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006 09:58:58 PM »

if i was old enough to go... i would pack right now and leave.. that sounds like such an experience.. one that might not come up again
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006 04:47:14 AM »

Yeah, I am having a bad day at work and leaving to a remote island to knit my life away sounds nice. Although I think it would be knitting for profit vs. pleasure maybe a bummer in the end.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006 04:53:51 AM »

My partner from the My Country Doesn't Have That swap was from Scotland. I think I could enjoy living there. But if I go, will I have to eat haggis?
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006 01:15:10 PM »

I actually checked into that about 6 months ago.  D**N kids and husband,, they didn't want to live in FairIsle.  Hubby didn't think he could get transfered (FedEx) there! LOL
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006 06:24:20 PM »

This would be pretty cool if I could convince someone to go with me. I have always wanted to live abroad. Oh well, it does sound like fun.
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