If you fancy moving to Berneray, but are put off by not having employment, then there may be a solution. Berneray Historical Society are advertising for a paid position, salary circa £18,000 a year. Here's the advert:
"Our successful island Historical Society is looking for a multi-talented individual to work as a project worker on a two-year fixed-term contract.
Based in the community-owned Nurses’ Cottage on the Isle of Berneray, this position will involve digitising, archiving and presenting a wide range of historical material already in the possession of the Historical Society. It will also involve overseeing the return of Berneray-related material held offisland, as well as sourcing new material from island residents and others.
The project worker will be responsible for inputting material to the online Hebridean Connections database, and providing training in this to Historical Society members.
The successful candidate will be educated to at least Highers/A-level and probably to degree level or equivalent, and will be able to demonstrate a strong research background, preferably with information management and
Knowledge of Gaelic is preferred, but not essential, while an appreciation of Gaelic culture and the historical issues affecting small island communities will be expected.
This position will suit a motivated and enthusiastic individual with verbal and written communication skills and good computer literacy. The opportunity to work as a lead team member on an exciting community historical project on the beautiful Isle of Berneray awaits the successful candidate.
This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. We can offer a salary of circa £18,000 to the right candidate. Further details about this position are available on the Berneray website. If you wish to apply please send your CV with a covering letter, which sets out your suitability for this post, by 24 September to The Secretary, Berneray Historical Society, The Nurses’ Cottage, Berneray, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5BD."