The island of Taransay became part of Borve Lodge Estate when it was purchased by the Kelliher family in June 2011. The island is one of the most pristine locations in the Outer Hebrides, with stunning talcum-sand beaches, rolling machair meadows, gargantuan rocks and various archaeological sites. Taransay has some recognition in Britain as it was the location for the BBC TV series, Castaway 2000.
Taransay is home to a herd of some 220 Red deer who share the island with Golden and Sea Eagles, a whole host of sea birds and a large seal colony. The island still supports a healthy head of sheep which belong to one of the local crofters.