(370)  SELLING MOUNTAINS: A HEAP OF TROUBLE?

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The plan to buy the Cuillins for the nation in order to enable the Chief of MacLeod to finance the renovation of the ancestral seat at Dunvegan Castle in Skye (see No 233) appeared to run into trouble in early July 2004.  Highlands and Islands Enterprise announced that the repair bill at Dunvegan was likely to be of the order of £19 million, and that this was beyond the means of the various funding bodies.  Other options were under consideration.

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