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So, Tanera Mòr was sold, now to be made ‘better’

The sales of islands we’ve spotted being put up for sale are not usually as well highlighted as the offers for sale, so we usually miss them.

But Tanera Mòr, bought by Ian and Saffron Wace in May 2017 for around £2 million, has broken surface and been noticed, probably because of the amount of redevelopment they’re going to try – if they don’t offend to many authorities.

It’s no secret that many shy away from such things are there are now so many rules and regulations restricting change, or causing work to be expensive if traditional methods are demanded.

These proposals look ambitious:

Three communities – at Ardnagoine, Tigh-an-Quay and Garadheancal – are to be created so different groups of guests can occupy Tanera at a time or one large party can take over the entire island.

Buildings will be made from “ruined structures” which are to be redeveloped “in keeping with their historical context and place within the wider landscape”.

Cafes, social spaces and a church will also be built alongside an already existing post office.

Staffing would include up to ten full-year residents, with an additional 20 part-time workers.

Developers hope the the (sic) island, accessible by a ferry service from near Ullapool, will be a place for people “to escape to” for celebrations or those who enjoy creative pursuits.

However, it has already hit a stumbling block as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has objected unless modifications are made to the tracks so as not to disturb peat and wetlands.

The island is home to various protected species including the European otter, and it has flora which is unusual for the area as there are no sheep, rabbits or deer to feed on it.

Via Developers hope to turn tiny island into holiday retreat

Old Herring Factory Tanera Mòr

Old Herring Factory Tanera Mòr

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09/02/2018 - Posted by | Civilian | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Great post x

    Like

    Comment by Country Mumkin | 09/02/2018


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