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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Be careful what you ask for

Remember the folks on Fair Isle who were looking new residents for the island? Here's a follow-up.

Knitters join fight for Fair Isle home
By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

Seven families have made the shortlist to become the latest residents of one of the most remote islands in Britain.

More than 800 applicants, including 600 from America, responded to an advert seeking a family to rent a four-bedroom former laird's house on Fair Isle, between Shetland and Orkney.

Most were enthusiastic knitters attracted by the island's knitting tradition.

The level of interest almost overwhelmed the National Trust for Scotland, owners of the island, who asked residents to draw up the shortlist.


Angus Jack, for the trust, said: "There was an explosion of interest and it gave us a major headache. We didn't have the resources to deal with such a massive response.

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  • Well, now they know how crazy we knitters are, don't they? Sounded good to me, loving the Scots as I do! Figheadh Sona Dhut!

    By Blogger fig, at 1/04/2006 6:14 AM  

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