Saturday, March 25, 2017

Island Issues

Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Linga Island, Scotland - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands GmbH

Attention private island buyers! The UK Government has implemented plans to increase Stamp Duty. Private Island News investigates what consequences this will have for island buyers.

As announced in 2014’s Autumn Statement, the British Government has increased Stamp Duty, introducing a sliding statement dependent on property prices. The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is …Read More: Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Development

Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Burgh Island - Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

Plans to install 200 solar panels on a privately-held island made famous by English author Agatha Christie have been put on hold after attracting huge criticism from the local community.

Burgh Island – Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

The private island which provided the inspiration for several of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels …Read More: Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Island Market

UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Magna Carta Island - Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

A private island that laid the foundation for modern democracy within the English-speaking world has been put up for sale for the incredible price of only GBP 4 million.

Magna Carta Island – Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

It’s without a doubt the perfect private island for history buffs – Magna Carta …Read More: UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Island Market

UK: A Great British Bargain – Private Island Goes to Auction For GBP 80K

Binnewith Island - Photo Courtesy of www.cliveemson.co.uk

If the recent stories of islands under the hammer have left you with a case of auction fever, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – a picturesque private island in Great Britain!

Binnewith Island – Photo Courtesy of www.cliveemson.co.uk

If the recent sales of Big Grand Cay and Innocence …Read More: UK: A Great British Bargain – Private Island Goes to Auction For GBP 80K

Governments buying Islands

Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Hook Island, UK - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity has purchased an eight hectare private island in England’s East Yorkshire region, protecting its wildlife and putting a halt to any existing development plans.

Hook Island, UK – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), …Read More: Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Islands on the market

Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?

Ailsa Craig - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Scottish private island responsible for the production of the curling stones used at this year’s Winter Olympic Games has been put up for sale with an asking price of GBP 1.5 million.

Ailsa Craig – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A tiny, uninhabited island located some ten kilometers from the British …Read More: Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Historic Scottish island Tanera Mòr goes on sale

Tanera Mor - Image Courtesy of the Guardian

Tanera Mòr, the largest member of Scotland’s Summer Island Archipelago has this week been put up for sale with a guide price of GBP 2.5 million

Tanera Mor – Image Courtesy of the Guardian

An island unlike any other has this week entered the private island market with a bargain guide …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish island goes on sale