Norse nudists plan west side island idyll
The isle of Linga as envisaged by Richard Gibson Architects five years ago. The isle of Linga as envisaged by Richard Gibson Architects five years ago. THE SMALL private island of Linga off Shetland’s west mainland could be given a new lease of life by a Norwegian co-operative of naturists, who have expressed an interest in purchasing the property.
The 64 acre island that lies in the middle of Vaila Sound came to the attention of the Norwegian naturist federation Norsk naturistforbund (NNF) last year.
It appears that the idea came from a number of Shetland families who fly to Bergen on holiday each summer and have persuaded the organisation to look west to expand their portfolio.
One of the two derelict croft houses that would be rebuilt as accommodation for nature lovers. One of the two derelict croft houses that would be rebuilt as accommodation for nature lovers. When the co-op heard about Linga, which is being advertised for offers over £250,000, they saw the potential for a private resort within easy distance of civilisation.
NNF spokeswoman Inge Aprilsnarr explained: “As you may know, naturism is very popular in Norway and many people from other countries come here to take their clothes off.
“In the past few years we have had some families from Shetland coming over to enjoy our resorts and saying they would like to do something like we do closer to home.”
Aprilsnarr said the organisation was always looking to promote naturism in Scandinavia and saw Shetland as a natural extension of their territory.
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