Mull islanders launch appeal to buy up neighbouring Ulva


Islanders on Mull will launch a worldwide appeal to help buy the tiny Hebridean island of Ulva after Scottish ministers stopped its owner selling it for as much as £5m.

The appeal is likely to include Australians whose forebears left Ulva during and after the Highland clearances, which resulted in its population plummeting from about 600 people two centuries ago to just six.

The 1,860 hectare (4,600 acre) island, reached by a short ferry ride from a pier on Mull that is part of the island property, nestles just off the west coast of Mull.

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