Friday, April 28, 2017

Environment

UK: Public Funding for Private Islands? Conservation Plan for Scotland’s Shiant Island

Shiant Island - Photo Courtesy of http://www.northernlight-uk.com

European taxpayers are set to bear the brunt of a GBP 450,000 private island pest control operation, as work begins to introduce two rare bird species to Scotland’s Shiant Island.

Shiant Island – Photo Courtesy of www.northernlight-uk.com

According to recent reports in The Stornoway Gazette, The European Union has earmarked GBP …Read More: UK: Public Funding for Private Islands? Conservation Plan for Scotland’s Shiant Island

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

Island Issues

UK: A Family’s Story of (Very) Rustic Living on Their Private Islands

The Scotland Isles are known for blustery weather, inhospitable landscapes and remoteness from civilization – what better place to own a set of private islands?

(Image of Home Island by Tony Kinghorn/Geograph.org)

Paradise may come in all forms and places – but takes a truly …Read More: UK: A Family’s Story of (Very) Rustic Living on Their Private Islands

Governments buying Islands

UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Not surprisingly, the tenants on a private island in Scotland’s rustic Outer Hebrides have taken the owner up on his offer to hand over the property free of charge.

(Eilean Glas Image by Tom Richardson)

On November 6th, with a strong “yes” vote to take …Read More: UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Island Issues

UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

A resettlement program aimed at helping adventurous types live on some of the United Kingdom’s most isolated islands is proposing a character test for applicants. 

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

The idea of living on a remote island may conjure up images of a relaxing, peaceful seaside paradise, but for …Read More: UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

Environment

UK: Exploring Scotland's Storied Isles with John Humphries

 

(John Humphries of Scottish Islands Explorer)

John Humphries, the editor and publisher of the UK’s only magazine devoted exclusively to the beautiful islands of Scotland, joins Private Island News for an interview.

Issued bi-monthly by Ravenspoint Press Ltd., each edition of Scottish Islands Explorer takes readers on an unforgettable …Read More: UK: Exploring Scotland’s Storied Isles with John Humphries