If You Visit This Scottish Island, This Woman Will Land Your Plane, Deliver Your Mail, and Show You Around
If you visit the Scottish island of North Ronaldsay, it won’t be long before you start to see some familiar faces.
There are only 45 people who live on this northernmost and most remote island in Scotland’s Orkney archipelago, famed for its population of seaweed-eating sheep. It's even further north than southern Finland.
It’s a place that one 26-year-old from Edinburgh found so enchanting that she moved there three years ago, the BBC reported. And since her move, like many of the residents, Moore has picked up multiple jobs. Nine to be exact.
If you take a plane to the airport, Moore could be the air traffic controller guiding you in. She could then bring your bag to the carousel as part of her duties as an airport baggage handler. Once you settle in, she could deliver mail to your home, lead you on a tour to the island’s only lighthouse, or aid in paperwork as a clerk for the island council.
The average age on the island is 65. At 26, Moore is North Ronaldsay’s youngest resident, which means she picks up odd jobs the older residents can’t do.
“I like a bit of variety and that's certainly what I've got here — it can sometimes be hard to keep track of what jobs I'm doing on any particular day,” Moore told the BBC.
She also volunteers as a firefighter, herds sheep, drives a digger and cares for fellow residents.
But even with nine jobs, Moore is still not the busiest person on the island. A 68-year-old man named Billy Muir works 20 jobs, including sheep farmer, electrician, trash collector, and builder, on North Ronaldsay. He was named Britain’s hardest working man last year.