Property for sale in Northern Isles
£235,000 Offers over
4 bed town house for sale Just addedRonasvoe, 42 Alfred Street, Stromness KW16
Ronasvoe is a substantial 4 bedroom townhouse in a quiet yet central location, close to and enjoying wonderful views of the scenic Stromness waterfront with separate garden lying close by.
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- Thurso (26.8 miles)
£135,000 Offers over
2 bed semi-detached house for sale Just addedWillow Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15
This lovely two bedroom semi-detached house with a beautiful mature walled garden is located in a desirable area a short walk to the town centre and all local amenities. Accommodation comprises Living room, Kitchen, Utility room, WC, Bathroom and two ...
£155,000 Offers over
Stockan is a well presented two bedroom bungalow enjoying lovely views over the surrounding farmland with the Hoy Hills in the distance. The property has a spacious hallway which would allow for a staircase to be introduced to the attic space which ...
£210,000 Fixed price
This lovely two/three bedroom detached house with a garage, car port, store and large garden is located in a desirable area, close to the schools and a short walk to the town centre. Accommodation comprises Living room, Kitchen, Pantry, Bathroom, ...
£160,000 Offers over
This well presented four bedroom semi-detached dwellinghouse is situated on the outskirts of Kirkwall with lovely views to the rear over Kirkwall and within walking distance of the schools, hospital and town centre. Accommodation comprises Living ...
£165,000 Offers over
Offered for sale is this six bedroom town house set over three floors and situated in the heart of Kirkwall with a garden to the rear. Accommodation comprises of Living room, Kitchen, six Bedrooms, Shower room and a Bathroom. Say goodbye to traffic ...
£145,000 Offers over
Closing date - 12noon Thursday 21st September Detached two bedroom dwellinghouse with a garage and garden situated in a much sought after area close to the schools and town centre with all local amenities. Accommodation comprises Entrance Vestibule, ...
£170,000 Offers over
Ervadale Cottage is an extended cottage, exceptionally well presented and beautifully finished to a high standard. Full of charm and character, seamlessly blending the traditional with the modern. Subject to an eco-renovation, the property enjoys ‘A’ ...
This two bedroom energy efficient dwellinghouse with an arched eco living turf roof is soon to be completed with the purchaser having the choice of deciding on their kitchen and interior doors. Situated in an elevated position and nestled into the ...
£30,000 Redlums (Land Near), Rousay, Orkney KW17
These two areas of land both extend to approximately 5 acres and offer the potential to erect a dwellinghouse on each with the appropriate planning permissions being granted. Situated on the picturesque island of Rousay and enjoying the lovely views ...
£150,000 Offers over
Three bedroom mid-terraced house with a large rear garden situated close to the hospital and town centre with all local amenities. Accommodation comprises Living room, Kitchen, three Bedrooms and a Bathroom. Say goodbye to traffic jams, the long and ...
£180,000 Offers over
Offered for sale is this beautiful three bedroom bungalow complete with garage situated in an stunning elevated position and enjoying exceptional views to the sandy beach of Backaskaill Bay from the front and views over to Eday and Westray at the ...
£485,000 Offers over
Dana Craigie and Highland Premier Properties are delighted to present to the market this substantial property with comfortable and spacious living as a family home or perfectly suited for a guest house business. The property comprises of an entrance ...
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- Wick (22.7 miles)
- Thurso (23.6 miles)
Shamrock Lea is set within approximately 2 acres of land and is being sold as a development project or a serviced site with the appropriate permissions being granted. The property comprises two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room with a block ...
£15,000 Offers over Land Near Shoehall, Eday, Orkney KW17
Enjoying views over the surrounding countryside and to the sea, this area of land extends to approximately 6.2270 acres which includes the designated site area (approx. 4563sq m) along with the remaining field suitable for keeping livestock. Situated ...
£175,000 Offers in region of
Lovely semi-detached three bedroom spacious family home ideally situated close to the school and a short walk from the picturesque town of Stromness with all local amenities. Accommodation comprises Living room, Dining Kitchen, Utility room, and ...
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- Thurso (27.4 miles)
DoorStepAgents present a lovely detached former schoolhouse and school, stunning rural location, with open views and private access. 22 miles from lerwick, on a bus route, close to local primary school, shop, and garage. 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, ...
£320,000 Offers in region of
Beautifully presented four bedroom town house on two floors situated in the heart of Kirkwall. This stunning spacious family home is finished to a particularly high standard maintaining many original features and is currently run as a quality Bed and ...
£27,000 From Halley Road, Deerness, Orkney KW17
Site 1 - Offers over £40,000 Site 2 - Offers over £27,000 Planning in Principle has been granted for the siting of two replacement houses. Site 1 extends to approximately 1acre including a paddock. Plot 2 extends to approximately ¼ acre. Situated in a ...
£500,000 Guide price
A coastal farm of approx. 147 acres with A three bedroom family home, separate one bedroom cottage, excellent range of farm buildings and six derelict buildings with potential for redevelopment, situated on the orkney isle of eday
£295,000 Offers over
Revised price Mucklehame is a spacious five bedroom detached dwellinghouse with integral double garage, presented to a very high standard and enjoying a countryside location with beautiful open views. Accommodation comprises Entrance Vestibule, ...
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The local area guide to living In Shetland
The most northern point of the British Isles, the Shetland Isles comprise more than 100 separate islands and, despite being Scottish, are actually closer to Norway in terms of geography. This position between the two mainlands results in a culture like no other, part Scottish, part Sardinian and wholly unique.
Under Norse rule until the 14th century, a Nordic influence can be found in place names, historical sites and even the local accent. A source of inspiration for creative types, famous fans of these idyllic isles include John T Reid, Ann Cleeves and Sir Walter Scott. Home to a rich variety of wildlife, Shetland is the ideal place for lovers of nature or simply a quieter way of life, and despite its huge number of individual islands has a warm community feel.
Information about the local residents
Shetland has a total population of 23.200, accounting for just 0.4% of Scotland’s total population, most of which is found on its main island known as Mainland. A quarter of residents are aged over 65, marginally higher than the Scottish mainland average of 24%. In contrast, 16.4% of the population is of 16 – 29 years of age, approximately 2% lower than the Scottish average.
80% of locals identify as “White Scottish” - though colloquially prefer to call themselves “Shetlanders” - and 14% as “White British” with the remainder of the population coming from ethnic minorities including Asian, Polish and other ethnic groups. Comparative to other parts of the highlands, Shetland is one of the more ethnically diverse regions. The majority of Shetlanders also subscribe to no religion, though The Church of Scotland has a following comprising 30% of the population.
A number of primary and secondary schools, as well as centres of further education serve the Shetland Isles and provide local students with a good standard of education. The rural nature of the isles has led to some very small schools, though this has not diminished the quality or variety of education available - Ollaberry Primary School in Northmavine, for example, was ranked the best in Scotland following a 2013 inspection.
Unsurprisingly, most schools are found in Lerwick, Shetland’s main port on Mainland, including Anderson High School which has a school roll of over 900 pupils aged 12 – 18 and is the largest school in the Shetland Isles. Also in Lerwick is the Shetland College offering further education courses, together with the NAFC Marine Centre in Scolloway, these centres of higher education offer degree courses from the University of the Highlands and Islands.
A chain of more than 100 islands, it is remarkably easy to go “island hopping” within Shetland, or else head to the Scottish mainland. Both ferry and air services offer frequent, affordable routes between the islands and the ferry route to and from Aberdeen to Lerwick operates every day of the week, making access to Aberdeen airport extremely convenient. Equally as easy is reaching Bergen in Norway, with flights in operation three days a week.
Within the islands themselves, bus routes provide a reliable service and even feature extended hours during the popular Winter Festival. For avid cyclists, the isles are easily traversed by bike, and have some spectacular views to enjoy along the way.
The vast majority of the islands of Shetland are serviced by local, independently owned shops. The largest variety of shops is found in Lerwick, including the isles’ only large-scale supermarket, a Tesco Superstore which provides internet click-and-collect services. Lerwick’s highstreet and shopping centre provide a wealth of locally owned shops, some national chains and a great choice of restaurants and bars. Eateries are generally of high quality throughout Shetland thanks to signature cuisine such as Shetland lamb, beef and an always-fresh supply of seafood.
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