A personal Scottish island has been put up for sale for £50,000 – lower than the worth of some parking areas in central London.
The uninhabited island of Càrn Deas is considered one of Scotland’s Summer Isles, which lie within the mouth of Loch Broom off the northwest coast, 6km from Ullapool.
The island measures simply 22 acres: 485m by 270m at its longest and widest factors respectively.
Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group, which is promoting the island, has emphasised the water-based sights round Càrn Deas.
“The wonder of Càrn Deas lies in its natural undisturbed beauty,” Fenning Welstead, companion on the group, instructed The Herald.
“Here, you can truly escape from reality, take a deep breath and enjoy what nature can offer.
“It is a lovely space to camp and live off what you’ve caught from the sea, swimming, kayaking or sailing by day and enjoying the huge unpolluted skies by night.”
Hotel builders ought to look elsewhere, nevertheless – the land and forestry group have outlined that the most important construction that may be erected on the land is a ‘small cabin’, and even that might require planning permission.
The island is related to 2 others within the Summer Isles archipelago through a shingle spit – Càrn Iar and Càrn Beag, each uninhabited – though that is independently owned and never a part of the sale.
It follows the information that the Scottish authorities will provide folks as much as £50,000 to remain on or transfer to the islands, below Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to sort out rural inhabitants decline in Scotland.
The SNP is frightened about ongoing depopulation in Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides, and need to give younger folks and households a monetary incentive to dwell and work in distant communities.
The “Island Bonds” plan is geared toward serving to folks purchase houses and begin companies on Scotland’s distant islands.
The scheme will likely be out there to folks at the moment residing on the islands and people who want to transfer there, in response to the Press and Journal.
“Anything we can do to reverse the depopulation trend in Scotland and encourage more people to live and work in island communities should be encouraged – especially in the face of a damaging Tory Brexit,” stated the SNP’s Western Isles candidate Alasdair Allan.