Who Wants to Own an Island?

Now, your dreams can come true, since a gorgeous Hebridean island is up for sale. Made famous on the reality T.V. series Castaway, the island is now up for grabs. Enjoy amazing white beaches, a private herd of deer, wild otters, trout and even seals. And it could all be yours!

Island Owners

The owners, brothers Angus and Norman MacKay, are selling the island of Taransay in the Western Isles for over £2m. The island includes two islands that are connected by a wide isthmus. The locally-raised brothers (who live nearby on the island of Harris) inherited the island from their father, John MacKay. He bought it in 1967 for £11,000. The last family left the island in 1974, and it has since be used mainly for sheep grazing and hearty travelers.

The island is thought to be the largest uninhabited island in Scotland and it is being sold with everything on it, from the working sheep farm (with 680 breeding ewes) to the red deer and the holiday homes.

And the Island Includes….

Taransay includes 3,445 acres in total, and is being sold with real estate agent John Bound of CKD Galbraith. Bound explained why the brothers are selling the property. As he said, “The sale is purely a business decision; it suits both families now, the timing and everything. It’s quite unusual to get an island of this size where everything is owned. Usually something has been sold off or is crofted. Anyone can now buy it in its entirety.”

The firm has explained that the new owner could continue to use it as a holiday destination business, but that they can also enjoy sports, deer stalking and fishing.
And it’s all yours for the taking….for only £2m!

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