Airbnb names Hebrides in ‘places where we screwed up the housing market for young people’ list

You can access this view with a key from a Key Lock Box at a renovated Taigh-chearc in Seileabost – only £275 a night

Airbnb has named the Outer Hebrides in a list of places where the online accommodation booking app has been so successful it has raised already unobtainable house prices even higher.

The list, regurgitated by bored hacks still struggling to make copy after a long Christmas break said “This rugged island chain is filled with natural splendour and thanks to us, there will be very few locals to spoil your view as they can’t afford to live here anymore.”

“Red deer outnumber humans 30 to 1, and eagles soar over townships where every second home is a holiday home and crofts change hands for six figure sums, and you can land on the beach at Barra Airport where the pilots are often given a round of applause on landing or takeoff.”

“Don’t get us wrong, we’ve just streamlined and monetised a deeper social problem revolving around the availability and affordability of housing for the many young people, often wishing to raise their families in the isles of their birth, so the fault doesn’t really lie with us but certainly both local and national government could sort out this situation but we’re betting they won’t. Visit Hebrides!”

Barra local Duncan MacNeil said “What a load of nonsense. I’ve never heard about a pilot getting applause after landing on the tràigh, but I did here about one LoganAir pilot who got the clap after a short haul to Shetland once. I’m renting my shed out though for £129 a night if you’re interested by the way.”

The list has already been shared over a thousand times on Facebook by islanders because it had a nice picture of a beach on it.