It sounds like the setting for a sleepy Sunday evening drama, and an insurer's dream.

It's a remote Hebridean island, where doors don't have to be locked, car keys are left in the ignition and crime is unheard of.

But Berneray has been catapulted if not into the 21st Century, then perhaps the 19th, by its second crime in the past year. Alcohol and cigarettes worth £1,000 were taken in a raid on the island store.

Locals are blaming a causeway joining the island to nearby North Uist for the crime. It was opened two years ago by Prince Charles, an admirer of the islander's quiet, rural lifestyle.