Hebridean commercial and lifestyle property for sale
Diageo applauded recent trade with a better-than-expected recovery in Europe despite growing supply chain problems, while elsewhere job losses will be “part of the process” according to a government minister, as the leave program ends.
Chief Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke told Sky News: “Obviously there will be a variety of results, I have no estimate with me today. There will be losses of jobs. ”
He added: “Furlough has protected a total of 11.6 million jobs… at some point you have to end these emergency measures.”
Additionally, today there is a rare chance to buy business and lifestyle property on the island, and a Scottish consortium is bidding to create an offshore wind power project near Orkney.
Rare business and lifestyle property for sale
An unusual ‘business and lifestyle’ opportunity has opened up on a picturesque Scottish island with offers of over £ 975,000.
Located on the breathtaking coastline of the Isle of Mull, the business founded by Matthew and Julia Reade three decades ago is now available.
As owners of the Calgary Café on the northwestern tip of the island, the Reade family “after many happy years” retires and sells their business.
“We thought it was the right time to give someone else the opportunity to live and work here,” said Mr Reade. “We are not going far because we have built a house nearby overlooking the bay. We couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
When Mr. Reade ventured to Mull as a teenager, he had no idea of the long-standing connection to the place he was about to forge. “I grew up working on a dairy farm in Somerset,” he said. “When I was about 16 my father sent me and my brother to start a dairy farm in Mull. Then I met Julia and we finally bought Calgary Farmhouse together.
An originally abandoned farmhouse, Matthew and Julia renovated the space into a seven-room hotel and restaurant, combining Mr. Reade’s passion for woodworking and sculpture for furniture and the dining experience of Julia for the restaurant. “We were accidental hoteliers,” he said. “I was 22 and had virtually no hotel stay experience, so it was a real learning curve.
After 22 years as a hotel and restaurant, and after their two sons, Tom and Charlie, got older, Matthew and Julia transformed the hotel into a self-catering accommodation. The only constant has been their coffee. “It’s a very busy place,” said Mr Reade. “We welcome many day trippers and many people who return to Mull each year. There are people who come here all the years that we are here.
Near the Calgary Café is Calgary Art in Nature, a popular forest trail featuring sculptures that celebrate the beauty of nature. Even on rainy days, people come to enjoy the Art in Nature trail which brings many visitors to the cafe.
Located next to the beach, Mr Reade says it’s one of the best places to live as a family. “Our boys grew up here with the beach on our doorstep which they just loved. We employ seasonal staff in the summer and when they finish their shift they go down to the beach and swim in the sea. Is there another place in Scotland where you can end your day with a swim in the sea? ‘Atlantic? ”
The Reades are excited to see what the next Calgary Café owners will do. “It’s not necessarily a cafe,” Matthew adds. “It could be a licensed restaurant, a yoga retreat, or a recording studio. It’s such a versatile space. ”
Virgin Money bank cuts more branches in Scotland
The owner of Clydesdale Bank is making further cuts to its branch network, which will lead to more than 100 layoffs across the group.
Virgin Money announced to the city this morning that it would close 12 stores in Scotland, saying the move was a response to changing customer demand.
Scottish consortium vying for major wind project
A consortium made up of TotalEnergies, Macquarie’s green investment group and Scottish developer RIDG have announced a bid for an offshore wind project in an area west of the Orkney Islands.
He said the offer is the culmination of five years of engagement between her and stakeholders in Caithness and Orkney, which includes memoranda of understanding with the Orkney Port Authority and Scrabster Harbor Trust to improve the ‘port infrastructure and position the region more competitively to support offshore wind projects in the future.
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