Move To Fetlar

Whether you are actively looking for a change - or are just considering the possibilities of a less hectic lifestyle - then the welcoming and supportive community of Fetlar could be the place for you.

This part of the website has been designed to help you with your decision making. While we have tried to provide as much information as we can, there may well be other things you'd like to ask about. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about moving to Fetlar.

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Case StudiesRead real-life stories of people who have moved to Fetlar, in their own words.

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Employment & EntrepreneurshipEmployment on Fetlar often consists of people having several part-time jobs to make up their income. As the population grows the number and variety of jobs will also grow as local provision is put in place to meet demand.

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Housing and Property In FetlarFetlar has an eclectic mix of housing, ranging from large lairds houses to small two-room crofters cottages. Recently, property in Fetlar has attracted a lot of interest from potential buyers.

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Education in FetlarEducation services in Shetland are of very high standard, and the provision in Fetlar is no exception.

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Travel & TransportShetland is well connected to the UK mainland, and Fetlar has reasonable transport links with the rest of Shetland. However, given that you will certainly have to use the scheduled ro-ro ferry service, pre-planning can certainly make your journey more efficient, minimising waiting times at the ferry terminals.

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Health & Social CareFetlar is classed as a "non doctor" island, which means that health services are provided, in the first instance, by the resident district nurse

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Local Government ServicesThe Shetland Islands Council offers all the usual local authority services.

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Shopping in FetlarThere is currently no shop on Fetlar, however there is interest from a number of people in getting it going again.The post office which is located in the old shop operates for 2 hours per day 4 days a week.

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Removal ServicesShetland only has one specialist removal business based here, Ian F Reid, who operate out of a base in Lerwick and have extensive knowledge of removals to and from Shetland to anywhere in the UK

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Frequently Asked Questions - MoveMany frequently asked questions answered about Fetlar

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