Island of Taransay – Sold within two weeks

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THE outstandingly beautiful island of Taransay, which recently went on the market through selling agents CKD Galbraith, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

The purchaser, whose family already own property on Harris and have a long association with Taransay, have no plans to change the existing regime or management of the island.

John Bound, of CKD Galbraith, said: “Given its exceptional beauty and outstanding setting, it was no surprise that Taransay attracted so much interest and that it has been sold in less than two weeks.

“The existing owners know the purchaser and all involved are delighted with the outcome and the island passes into safe hands.”

Mr Bound added: “The lawyers acting for the vendor, Anderson Macarthur of Stornaway and Biggart Baillie of Glasgow, who represented the purchaser, must be accredited with their professionalism in handling the sale.

“There will no doubt be a number of disappointed parties who would have liked to bid but it is fitting that Taransay is now in the new ownership of somebody closely acquainted to the area who will preserve the current management of the Island.”

Taransay extends to approximately 3,445 acres and is owned in its entirety which includes the recently refurbished traditional farmhouse and old school chalet, as well as the bothy which provides holiday accommodation.

The island also offers trout and sea fishing as well as sustainable deer stalking. In addition, the island farm offers extensive grazing and supports around 680 breeding ewes and followers.