So it was while searching through Second Life a few days ago, I came across a group with a name that made me double-take: Residents of the Hebrides. The group had 173 members:
Blimey - are these real Outer Hebrides residents in Second Life? Alas, no; the group charter states that it is a "Private group for those special people invited to live on the Island of Harris".
Referring to a created and terraformed island in Second Life. Here it is on the map in relation to some other islands:
...and here is an overhead map view. I emailed the island co-owner and developer to see if I could join the group and visit the island. Alas again; the response was:
"Patience Boucher: Hi nice to hear from a real resident of the Hebrides. I am sorry but although I do allow some people to live on Harris they are all friends of mine I have got to know over the year I have been in SL."
So I can't bring you screenshots of what the Island of Harris looks like, or the 173 people who can visit it. The map view, which doesn't give much detail, indicates some developments:
Anyway, food for thought. I may still develop the Island of Berneray within Second Life, just for the heck of it.