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COMMENT Michael Russell: Is this island castle sale what the local community wants to see?

IN early June 2008, I spent an uncomfortable night in a damp, dingy, dark bedroom in Kinloch Castle on the Island of Rum. I was there as environment minister, trying to help Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) – the public body that is now called NatureScot – tackle the massive drain on the public finances resulting from its ownership of the island and everything on it.

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