Sunday, 5 June 2011

Featuring a Family Fortune

Even with grand islands there is a tradition to try to make them even grander. The creation of Kinloch Castle, on Rum, started in 1897, took three years to complete and the efforts of 300 craftsmen to construct. Among its innovative features was the supply of electricity from a purpose-built, hydro-electric scheme. It was the first private residence in Scotland to have power of this sort. The scale of expenditure has been calculated at £15 million, and rising, at today's rates. Switch to Kinloch here.

Scottish Islands Explorer - switched on to islands

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