THREE weeks ago, The National ran a front page story on the US firm Discovery Land Company (DLC) and its plans to turn some 8000 acres on the banks of Loch Tay into a private compound for the mega rich.

Since then, the news has appeared just about everywhere: STV, Sky, LBC, The Guardian, the Press and Journal, the Courier, the Daily Record, the Daily Mail, the Express.

There is really no surprise that the rest of the media is leaping to cover our story.

Senior SNP politicians John Swinney and Pete Wishart – who on Monday wrote to DLC about the project – organised a public meeting to discuss it late last week and reported a level of engagement that they have “rarely, if ever, seen” in their long careers in politics.

And while other outlets have covered the plans for Taymouth, none have brought you even close to the detail that The National has.


For example, no other outlets have reported on the “alleged unauthorised development” at the neighbouring Glenlyon estate, which is set to form part of the DLC compound. For us, it was a front page story.

And it was The National which pushed Humza Yousaf on the Government’s proposed land reform legislation – and questioned why the development at Glenlyon and Taymouth wouldn’t even fall within its scope.

Our focus on Taymouth Castle and the wider issues of land reform will not let up, but we need the support of our readers to keep doing what we do.

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