Becoming an Islander
Island life has long been a private dream for many. Offering a better work-life balance, a safe space to bring up children, commutes with jaw-dropping views, and getting to stroll along our pristine beaches or exploring our dramatic east coast on your days off.
Working in the Western Isles
High-speed internet (in most areas) now allows businesses from all industries to stay connected to the mainland cities and wider world.
For entrepreneurs, the Western Isles has a large percentage of Self Employed (10% compared to the Scottish Average of 7%). With support available from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Businesses Gateway, land trusts, and the wider community, the islands could be the perfect place to launch that idea you’ve had.
There is also a constant stream of vacancies for core jobs currently available throughout the islands that are vital to the communities.
For those with children or planning a family, the islands offer a safe open space for kids to call home, wide-open countryside to fuel their imagination, the chance to learn the Gaelic language, culture and music, as well as a great range of clubs in sports and the creative arts.
For those with an artistic flair, the Outer Hebrides offer endless inspiration to inspire your creativity. And as for those who would like to contribute to our growing tourism industry, we have a strong network to support you. Find out more here