If you like the quieter life, an island in Scotland might be a favourite, even more so if they pay you up to $62,000 to do so.
This is the new scheme for families and young people that the British nation is promoting for those who wish to relocate to the Scottish Isles, in an effort to curb the emigration of the population.
The Scottish government will offer bounties of £50,000, or $62,000, to 100 people, at a cost of more than £5 million, or $6.2 million.
Many of the 93 Scottish islands are often voted as some of the most beautiful in the world, Including Orkney and Isle of Skye.
The potential families have already started applying, With a South American family showing interest.
“Anything we can do to reverse the declining population trends should be encouraged.” Alasdair Allan, a member of the Scottish Parliament, told British media.
Alan stated that the bonds will be used to help people “Buy homes, start businesses and earn a living here for the long term.”
But, ‘golden welcome’ They have divided opinions.
It was a “positive step” to help the islands, Minister for Islands and Country Affairs Mairie Gojon said.
However, that liberal Democrat Liam MacArthur said They were like “tricks” and that money should be spent on improving transportation and housing.
The first brochures will be presented in the summer and it is expected that people applying to be beneficiaries of the program will go through a list of requirements that have not yet been fully announced.
This isn’t the first time an island has prompted people to move to it.
In 2019, an island in Greece offered to pay $565 a month to live there.
In 2020, an Irish island has offered to pay people for room and board if they move there.
And last year, an island in Cornwall was paying people to move in as long as they didn’t mind cooking and cleaning.
Recently, the case of a city in Japan near Tokyo that launched a similar program to encourage young couples to make their lives there and face an aging population made international headlines. Something similar to the €1 house plan launched in southern Italian cities to attract new settlers.