A CLAN chief who tried to sell a Skye mountain range has left more than £15 million in his will.
A DEAL which would have seen a clan chief gift the famous Cuillin mountains to the nation in return for having his historic castle repaired is under threat because the work needed is too expensive.
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THE first steps have been taken in a deal which could see a clan chief gift the famous Cuillin mountains to the nation if his historic castle is repaired.
A CLAN chief who tried to sell one of Scotland’s most famous mountain ranges now plans to gift it to the nation, if his historic castle is renovated by a charitable trust.
JUST over three years ago, when John MacLeod put the Skye Cuillin on the open market, I offered to chair a committee that would look at ways of raising the necessary capital to repair Dunvegan Castle’s leaky roof. In return, I asked him to gift the Cuillin to the nation. I don’t think Mr MacLeod took me too seriously, but the fact that he has now asked Jim Hunter, of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, to perform much the same task suggests it wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
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