A private island in Shetland offers an interesting opportunity either for an idyllic personal getaway, or for a business opportunity with a difference

A unique opportunity to buy an unspoilt island of nearly 65 acres, located in the scenic and sheltered Vaila Sound on the west side of Shetland.

Shetland is the most northerly island group of the British Isles, and is closer to Norway than Scotland. It’s a place of incredible, wild scenery and beauty and has an abundance of wildlife.

The island of Linga is easily reached: the village of Walls is some 500 metres away, and the island’s pier has recently been rebuilt to include a storage facility and a crane.

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Linga can be seen here in the middle of the picture between the the village of Walls in the foreground and the island of Vaila behind

This is an exciting business opportunity, or a chance to develop your own private hideaway: planning consent exists for a unique eco-tourism development built on environmentally sensitive and green principles.

The plans also include an 11kW windmill and solar panels for power, septic tanks with reed beds for sewage and rainwater capture for the fresh water supply. Ground source heat pumps are intended for cottage heating.

The proposed cottages have been designed by a well respected local architect, with a view to providing high-end self-catering accommodation. linga ruined cottages

A two-acre plantation of native woodland has recently been completed next to the proposed loch. Linga is home for many species of birds during the nesting season. Otters also have their home on the south-east corner of the island.

The guide price is £250,000. For further information contact Remax on 020 8022 6324 or visit http://countrylife.onthemarket.com.

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