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Re: How can Blencathra be for sale?
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nix wrote:
GLADMAN wrote:
[ except for the 'I own that' pride bit, what monetary benefit would there be with regards owning the mountain?

Quite. Not much I think - and hope. In the case of the Macleods, there was the line of history stretching back. No one would want to break that lightly.

Really these places would probably be better off in national ownership via the NT or Historic Scotland but these organisations do not take every place they are offered by any means because they then incur the expense of owning / running them.

To take on the repair of Dunvegan, originally they required everything - and it would have been somewhat of a shame if the fairy flag became just another item with a government label on it, rather than a treasure passed down in the stewardship of a family / clan!

Too right. Imagine if you had Hadrada's 'Land Ravager' banner in your hall? Could almost touch the history. And that is apparently nowhere near as old.

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5th May 2014ce

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