Wanted protector for an uninhabited island for thirty years. The unusual announcement was posted on Facebook by the Isle Martin Trust, the charity owner of Isle Martin, just five minutes by boat on less than two square kilometers of surface Off the coast of Scotland, near the town of Ullapool. The news was reported on the BBC’s website, which dedicated a detailed report on the matter.
The Trust considers it necessary to entrust the care of the island, a paradise for bird watchers, to someone, an individual or a couple and home to an algae festival (from 6 to 12 September), with two beaches and a museum hut and despite the great natural interest it doesn’t attract many tourists. The owner body, in order to enhance the appeal of the area, also aims to make the island plastic-free and sustainable. The caretaker – according to the announcement – will have to be able to lead a boat to the mainland in case of need, look after the island with small maintenance interventions, clean public toilets, enforce anti-Covid rules and Welcome tourists. You can also set up a refreshment point or a small bar. Job not to get rich: Anyone who accepts the job, the ad said, will be able to earn up to £150 per week, even if the commitment does not exceed three hours a day. On the other hand, the caretaker will not have large expenses, especially for bills such as: There is no running water, the power is guaranteed by a small generator capable of powering a small computer or some lighting.
Isle Martin has over the years housed a monastery, a herring maturing station and a mill.. The trust focuses on a few enthusiasts who want to live an experience in touch with nature. According to Becky Thomson, the property owner’s director, if someone likes the land, they can revive our garden if they want. It’s a quiet place, no cars, no roads. nature only. The last date for submission of applications is ending on June 1.
May 29, 2021 (change May 29, 2021 | 12:24)
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