Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Island Market

Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Wiay - Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island located in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides region has been snapped up by a mystery local buyer for over GBP 500,000.

Wiay – Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island with a regal history is set to change hands before Christmas in a deal to the tune of GBP …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Environment

Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

The National Trust for Scotland has stepped in to curb Canna’s rampant rabbit population, after incessant burrowing plays havoc with the island’s infrastructure.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

Home to 12 human inhabitants and more than 16,000 rabbits, the Scottish island of Canna is a tiny island with a big problem. …Read More: Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

Environment

UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award