The road winds, the sea stretches, the hills rise ... and so, apparently, does the disposable household income of those living in the Western Isles. It was up 5.1% last year, on par with the residents of West Cumbria (the Lake District) and a tad behind the 5.2% of the Scottish Borders. The details are in The Guardian, but no reasons are given. Could it be that the scenery is attracting the wealthy-not-at-work or the rich-to-retire to these parts of the UK?
Scottish Islands Explorer - still good value with a cover price unchanged for years