Sunday, February 23, 2020

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 …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

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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 …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish island goes on sale

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Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

Formerly the pride and joy of Secret Millionaire Nadim Sadek, County Mayo’s most famous island, Inishturk Beg, has been sold by receivers for just less than EUR 3 million.

Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Despite spending such a short time on the market, this 65 acre …Read More: Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

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USA: Internet Auction Creates Buzz for Jacksonville Private Island

A small privately-owned island in a pleasant resort community in Florida is set to go to online auction with a very reasonable US $50,000 start price.

(Image via Fisher Auction Company)

When it comes to selling a private island, standing out …Read More: USA: Internet Auction Creates Buzz for Jacksonville Private Island

Island Market

UK: Owners Offer Island Community Chance to Purchase Tanera Mòr

The owners of the largest of Scotland’s picturesque Summer Isles are looking to sell, and have offered the local community the first chance to purchase their Hebridean home.

(Image by Gordon Hatton/Geograph.uk)

The Wilder family, the nature-loving owners of Tanera Mòr, a 766-acre island in Scotland’s windswept Inner Hebrides, …Read More: UK: Owners Offer Island Community Chance to Purchase Tanera Mòr

Island Market

USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

The banyan trees planted by Thomas Edison on inventor Charles Burgess’s Little Bokeelia Island still flourish today, and you could actually purchase this unique piece of history.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Offering complete solitude and an inspiringly beautiful natural environment, a private island seems like the ideal …Read More: USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

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UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

The Hawaiian government has let slip that there is indeed a deal in the works to sell Lanai Island – and the billionaire prospective buyer is no stranger to unusual purchases.

(Lanai Image by orangeplastic/Flickr)

On Wednesday, the Governor of Hawaii broke exciting news for those following the sale …Read More: UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

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USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Rumours have been confirmed that Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock is indeed trying to sell Lanai Island in Hawaii, a high-value property that could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

(The Island of Lanai, Hawaii)

When it comes to the private islands of the rich and famous, …Read More: USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent