Scotland has long wanted to attract new folks to live there. One of the great problems is not the care and hospitality of the folk up there but the lack of work , the islands and highlands seemingly suffering a lot in this aspect. Yet when I was in Arren and Mull and talking to owners, the real problem for them was to get trades persons. Although there are such folk of course, there isn't enough of them. The builders as such are okay in that a lot of building was going on in those islands, but the plumbers , decorators etc are often not employed well in the winter but busy in the summer.When I mentioned I was a general builder one hotel owner did ask me to come as she had work, but often couldn't get the trade persons to do the jobs.Me wife said 'dont you dare' lol.Dear old townie woman. By the same token many folk there are dependent upon visitors and industry being limited to tourism,distillery's and farming.