Want to REALLY get away from it all? Far northern tip of remote Scottish island where no one's lived for almost 80 years goes on sale for £600,000

Mail Online | 9/13/2017 | Rory Tingle For Mailonline
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The far northern tip of a remote Scottish island is up for sale after being uninhabited for almost 80 years.

The 98-hectare Fethaland croft, in North Roe, Shetland's most northerly village, has belonged to David Murray's family for more than 150 years.

Market - £595 - Crofts - Family - Home

It is on the market for £595,000 alongside three smaller, tenanted crofts, one of which has a four-bedroom family home.

Fethaland, which is popular with walkers and tourists, boasts a rich heritage - with evidence of human settlement from prehistoric times - and incredible opportunities to see killer whales, puffins and ospreys.

Fishing - Station - Centuries - 'the - Shetland

It includes the old fishing station which was established in the 15th and 16th centuries, which became 'the biggest in Shetland' before being abandoned in 1906.

Owner David Murray blames health reasons for the sale. His father, Douglas Murray, was the last person to be born there, before moving to North Roe in 1944.

Crofts - Farms - Fethaland - Croft - Track

The largest of the four crofts, or small arable farms, the Fethaland croft, is accessible only by a track leading from the end of the public road. It needs to be reached either on foot or with a 4x4.

It encompasses the north-most point of the mainland contains a number of archaeological sites, including an Iron Age house and a Viking quarry.

Mr - Murray - Feeling - Fethaland - Preference

Mr Murray described the feeling of leaving Fethaland as 'heartbreaking', and expressed a preference for selling the entire estate as a whole.

'Fethaland itself is unimaginable - there's...
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