Remote Scottish island on the market for £80,000 – same price as a London garage


A remote Scottish island is on the market for £80,000 – the same price as a London garage.

Deer Island, or Eilean an Fheidh, on Loch Moidart, in the west Highlands, is up for auction for £80,000 – the same price as a garage on the Shaftesbury Estate in Battersea, South London.

If you become the lucky owner of the sizeable piece of land, then you will be guaranteed isolation in the rugged wilderness – perhaps a welcome tonic after months of lockdown.

The 11-acre uninhabited island has no houses or amenities and is covered in a patch of native woodland and auctioneers said there is “zero chance of intrusion”.

It neighbours Eilean Shona, owned by Vanessa Branson, the sister of billionaire Richard Branson, which is described as’ a car-free wilderness heaven’ with a number of holiday cottages.

Deer Island island is around 45 miles from Fort William, in the Scottish Highlands.

It was owned by the Clanranald of Moidart dynasty for generations, but it is not clear who is selling it when it goes under the hammer on March 26.

Future Auctions, which is handling the sale of Deer Island said it was a “rare opportunity” to own your own private Scottish island “nestled in the stunning and tranquil Loch Moidart on the dramatic West Coast of Scotland.”

The listing said: “The uninhabited island is located within an extremely popular sea loch certain to appeal to investors from all over the world.”

The island costs a similar amount to a three-bedroom terraced house in Ardrossan. Ayrshire, on sale for £72,000, a two-bedroom traditional tenement flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire for £75,000, and a one-bedroom modern apartment in Parkhead, Glasgow for £80,000.