Katie Morag’s house snapped up

The ultimate piece of Katie Morag memoribilia has been snapped up after the home used in the hit BBC TV series was placed on the market for offers over £45,000.

The picturesque property on Lewis had been used by the BBC to film exterior shots, complete with an “Isle of Struay” and “Shop and Post Office” signs.

It featured in most of the episodes, can be seen in the opening sequence, and was used as the backdrop for the promotional material.

The house and croft in the peaceful and very real Lewis village of Tolsta Chaolais, is now under offer.

It is understood the sale process has almost been completed.

The property was listed with island estate agent Derek Mackenzie, based in Stornoway.

The particulars stated: “The property would benefit from internal modernisation and improvements and offers excellent development potential.

“The main town of Stornoway is 20 miles away with all amenities and services including shops and supermarkets, education, healthcare, sports centre, art centre and transport links.”

In the books, written and illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick, Katie Morag sets off from her home on adventures while her mother works as the postmistress and her father runs the general store.

The TV series was shot at locations across the Western Isles with sites made-up to look like the fictional island of Struay.

The TV adaptation has been hailed a great success and has been commissioned for a second series by the BBC.