It’s ten years since Adam and Cathra Kelliher, the owners of Borve Lodge Estate, bought the beautiful Hebridean island of Taransay in Scotland.
Taransay – Britain’s largest uninhabited island
First made famous by the BBC’s ‘Castaway 2000’ series – the UK’s first reality TV show – Taransay is Britain’s largest uninhabited island; people are believed to have lived there since around 300 AD, but there have been no permanent human residents on the island since 1974.
Effectively two smaller islands connected by a sandy isthmus, Taransay comprises about 3,445 acres of spectacular white, powder-like beaches, rugged cliff faces, heather moorlands and machair grasslands. Today it’s home to 200 red deer, 12 cattle, a seal colony, seabirds and golden and sea eagles and, under the guardianship of the Kellihers, is the focus of an ecological regeneration project.
In a recent interview with journalist John Ross from The Press and Journal, Adam and Cathra explained how, a decade on, they still experience the same awe-struck excitement about owning Taransay, and their plans for the future of the pristine Hebridean island.
Taransay, Scotland’s Remote Island Haven
The Isle of Taransay is a remote and stunningly beautiful island located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Known for its rugged terrain, pristine beaches, and rich wildlife, Taransay is a nature lover’s paradise. Today, the Isle of Taransay remains an unspoiled wilderness, offering a unique and unforgettable experience to those who venture to its shores.
Taransay boat trips are a great way to explore the surrounding waters and experience the island from a different perspective. Borve Lodge Estate offer a range of trips from April to October. Visitors can spot dolphins, porpoises, and whales, as well as a variety of seabirds such as eagles, gannets, and terns. The boat trip even offers the chance to visit and explore the unique landscape and wildlife. Whatever your interest, a Taransay boat trip is a must-do for any visitor looking to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Outer Hebrides.