I moved to the Isle of Skye in 2010 from a village just north of London. In the last few years I’ve learnt a lot about living in such a remote part of the world, and most of it is exactly what you might expect of a quiet island life. So here are ten things I’ve learnt about living on a Scottish island.
- It can and will snow pretty much any month in the year.
- Most people are known solely by nicknames.
- It’s socially acceptable to live in a caravan.
- There’s no rat race.
- The views!
- Everyone says hello when they pass you on the street.
- Finding work is incredibly competitive.
- The local supermarket is the hub of life!
- It’s safe enough to leave your doors unlocked.
- No one bats an eye to driving two hours through mountains and snow for a days’ shopping.