Friday, August 22, 2014

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

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has this week bought a collection of private islands in Scotland with the aim of turning them into a nature reserve.

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

Best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has this week beat …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

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

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