Sunday, May 19, 2019

Breaking Island News

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

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

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

Breaking Island News

UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

The historic isle of Inchcolm is advertising for a manager to live on the island and care for its beautiful medieval buildings.  

(Image by Mike Pennington/Geograph.org.uk)

For certain hardy souls, the prospect of living in virtual solitude on an isolated isle sounds pretty …Read More: UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

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

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

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, have …Read More: UK: Owners Offer Island Community Chance to Purchase Tanera Mòr

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