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A Different Way Of Living: Remote UK Locations




Independence from the modern world and better quality of life can be a key factors for those who choose to abandon their inner-city homes and live off the grid. There are plenty of remote locations across the UK which prove appealing to those looking for this lifestyle too. 

If you’re wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle into un-urbanised, largely uninhabited territories, embrace the peace and quiet with this selection of some of the UK’s most remote locations, offered by LPG suppliers, Flogas: 

Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland
Population: 55*

Fair Isle (Scotland)

Known for its community spirit, cultural heritage and wildlife- despite being only three miles long and one and a half miles wide, Fair Isle is a unique part of Scotland. Some of its inhabitants include black guillemots, fulmars, puffins and razorbills to both grey and common seals as well as whales and dolphins.

Located in between Orkney and Shetland, the land had been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1954, and now most of its citizens can be found at the southern end of the island. 

It may come as a surprise to many that there is quite a lot to do and see in Fair Isle. The Fair Isle Bird Observatory is world famous for its scientific research around bird migration and seabird breeding colonies, while the George Waterston Memorial Centre and Museum is the place to find a huge collection of artefacts which offer a glimpse into the location’s rich past. There’s even a golf course — arguably the most remote one across all of Britain. 

Foula, Shetland, Scotland
Population: 38*

Foula (Scotland)

The name of this place translates to ‘bird island’, and it is home to one of the largest colonies of Great Skuas — or bonxies — across Britain, located 20 miles to the west of Wells in the Shetland Islands.

As well as being a hotspot for wildlife, Foula is also host to the 1,200 foot high Da Kame. These cliffs rise so high from the sea that on a clear day views can be enjoyed from their tip all the way across to neighbouring locations like Unst and the above mentioned Fair Isle.

The Knoydart Peninsula, Highland, Scotland
Population: 98*

The Knoydart Peninsula (Highland, Scotland)

This 55,000-acre site can only be accessed by boat or foot, an indicator to the extremely remote setting of the Knoydart Peninsula. 
The Knoydart Peninsula has been recognised as one of the last existing great wilderness areas in Scotland, located between Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis in the Lochaber district of the Scottish Highlands. 

This location is unrivalled when it comes to scenery, there are many surreal panoramic views to take in from the island with rugged mountain passes and sandy coves to explore. 

The main settlement of The Knoydart Peninsula is Inverie, home to a primary school, post office, a selection of community shops, the Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom and The Old Forge Inn — the most remote place for a pint in the UK!

The Holy Island Of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Population: 180*

Holy Island (Lindisfarne, Northumberland)

The causeway leading to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland Coast and the birthplace of England’s Christian Heritage, can become entirely submerged beneath high tide, making it hard to compete with in terms of remoteness. 

The island has an array of activities to keep visitors busy. A peaceful and unspoiled land awaits, as does Lindisfarne Priory. Once the home of St Oswald, it was here that the precious Lindisfarne Gospels were created.

The iconic 16th century Lindisfarne Castle has had a quirky makeover recently, as architect Edward Lutyens transformed the castle into a striking holiday home, atop one of Lindisfarne’s craggy hills.

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