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The 2,450-acre Talisker Estate has been sold in a private, off-market deal.

The Estate, which includes Talisker Bay, Preshal Mor and Preshal Beag, has been sold to a private buyer in the UK.

Estate agency, Strutt & Parker, say the deal was completed early this month.  

The Estate includes two hill lochs and two miles of coastline and was listed with a guide price of £1.2 million.  

Euan MacCrimmon, senior associate director in the firm’s Inverness office, said: “Talisker is a stunning and truly iconic location on the Isle of Skye, nestled in the shadow of the Black Cuillins and with views to the inner Hebridean islands of Rhum and Canna and the Outer Hebridean islands of South Uist and Barra.

“A spectacular estate with many historical associations, it was notably visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson in 1773, chronicled in Boswell’s well-known Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.

“The new owner has plans to restore the estate to its former glory working in partnership with the current farming enterprise which runs the hefted sheep flock on the estate.”

Stephen Whiteford, associate director in Strutt & Parker’s farming department, said he was delighted to assist with the acquisition process by facilitating the establishment of a farming structure that retains the existing Talisker sheep flock as well as the first class breeding expertise that has been responsible for the flock to date.

He added that he was looking forward to developing a continued working relationship with the new owner and the Talisker farming team.

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