An island of 98 hectares in the Shetland Islands, which is located northeast of the coast of Scotland, for 80 years has no inhabitants and is on sale at auction at a price of £595,000. It is located in the province of North Roe, Shetland’s most northerly village, has belonged to David Murray’s family for more than 150 years. IOn the island there are houses, but nobody lives in them.
This area is popularly known as Fethaland and tourism is attractive, especially for wealthy clientele. The owner says health problems are the reason for selling the island, and his father Douglas is the last person born on that island in 1944.
As for access to this site, it can be reached by foot, jeep or boat. He admits that it is difficult for him to leave the island, but that he is simply forced.
“Fethaland itself is unimaginable – there’s no place like it,” he said. “The wildlife is just phenomenal. You quite often see killer whales, puffins, even ospreys…. I can’t do it justice.”
He said that the remains of 23 buildings are situated on the land, along with moorings for the boats.
It is suitable for walks and enjoyment in nature, and its area has even been explored virtually by simulating video games in the Shetland Museum in Lerwick. This simulation allows users to “walk” to the island’s scenery and get to know it.
However, there are no interested buyers yet.