Friday, August 28, 2015

Breaking Island News

Europe: A Pound of Coffee and a Private Island? German Coffee Company Offers Islands for Sale

Crebarrin Island - Photo Provided by Vladi Private Islands

Make your dream of private island ownership come true with German coffee specialists, Tchibo. The company has expanded its diverse product range to include seven sensational private Islands! 

A German coffee company has this week added a series private islands to their ever-expanding diverse product range In co-operation with Vladi Private Islands, Tchibo will …Read More: Europe: A Pound of Coffee and a Private Island? German Coffee Company Offers Islands for Sale

Island Issues

Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Isle of Gigha

A community-owned island in Scotland is in dire financial straits, with reports suggesting that the heritage trust in charge of the island is almost GBP 3 million in the red.

Isle of Gigha

It appeared to be one of the world’s most positive examples of a community island buy-out – Gigha Island, …Read More: Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Environment

Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

The Oyster - Photo Courtesy of www.theinstitute.ieee.org

A series of pioneering renewable wave energy technologies are currently being put to the test within Northern Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Private Island News takes a closer look.

Two Pelamis Machines of the Coast of the Orkney Isalnds – Photo by Colin Keldie at EMEC

The countless islands of Scotland are rarely far …Read More: Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

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

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?

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

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is set to reveal all about the purchase of his private island paradisein a BBC documentary due to air this evening.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

As reported by Private Island News earlier this year, the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alex …Read More: Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

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