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Scottish tenants take on tycoons in island tussle

Island's five residents need to raise £4.25 million to buy island from its aristocrat owner; they are invoking newly passed law that gives them first right of purchase

The Boathouse cafe (above) on the Isle of Ulva is the first stop for most visitors off the ferry.

Rebecca Munro (above) runs the place with her sister-in-law Emma McKie. Ms McKie said the islanders were concerned that a wealthy outside buyer could evict the tenants and close the island for private use.

Ulva, Scotland

WHEN tycoons in helicopters began landing on Scotland's Isle of Ulva, its five tenants feared their way of life might be coming to an end.

The remote island of pristine beaches, lush hills and craggy coastlines was put on the market this year after decades of...

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