Who owns Islay

Ever wondered who are the owners of land in Islay or Scotland? I found an interesting website called www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/ with detailed information of land owners and their properties.

The website was started by Andy Wightman who is a freelance writer and researcher specialising in land tenure and rural development. The author of Who Owns Scotland (Canongate, 1996) and Scotland: Land and Power (Luath, 1999). He is also a Director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development’s Land Programme and a member of the New Opportunities Fund’s Scottish Land Fund Committee.

Listings are available by county and in alphabetical order. A listing in their database looks like this:
Estate: Islay Estate
Grid Reference: NR 340690
Acreage: 51563
County: Argyll
OS 1:50k Sheet 60 Islay
Owner: Islay Estates Company Inc.
Property Address: Estate Office, BRIDGEND, PA44 7PB
Tel: 01496 810221
Website: www.sport.ckdfh.co.uk/islay-estate.htm

The website used to have maps of the larger properties as well but due to a dispute with Ordnance Survey the maps are no longer displayed. But I have read they are working on a solution.

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