Mull of Galloway in line for community buy out
December 13 2012
A 30 acre parcel of land owned by the National Lighthouse Board, home to a seabird colony is currently on the market for £340k with The Mull of Galloway Trust thought to be one of the leading contenders to secure ownership.
For the money they will get the land, three cottages, a museum and RSPB visitor centre which the community is keen to acquire in order to prevent any commercial development of the land, planning to preserve the areas beauty instead.
Outlining their plans Trust secretary Steve Hardy said: "We want to ensure we don't get some outside body in who decide to make it into a fun park.
"There are going to be no fantastic changes - we are not going to build a Ferris wheel or a helter-skelter. It will remain as it is."
The community already holds a stake in the area as managers of the lighthouse visitor centre, an activity they’re keen to extend.
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