Thursday, 9 June 2011

For sale: one remote Scottish island

The island of Taransay in the Outer Hebrides has been the site of many battles over the centuries but, sadly, most people know it purely as the location for the hugely popular BBC TV series Castaway

Over a decade after the BBC moved out, the island is up for sale.  For 
£2 million you could own a windswept patch of rock, bog and sand in the middle of the Atlantic. But before you get your wallet out, be aware that you might enter into a modern day battle with TV presenter Ben Fogle.

In all fairness, Ben has more reason to buy Taransay than most - while he may talk about 'the talc-white sandy beaches and turquoise waters' much of his devotion must surely derive from the fact that the island pretty much launched his TV career. 

Ben has hopes of turning the island into a wildlife reserve, and for that alone he gets my vote. For the full story see The Telegraph.

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