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The Covid Effect Is Pricing Out Locals From Scotland’s Rugged Western Isles


Few places are farther from the beaten track than the wind-lashed Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s northwest coast. But they are also now the prize in a tug of war over who should be able to live there.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a surge of buyers have bought up many of the available houses, far from Covid-19 hot spots on the British mainland such as Glasgow or London. Many homes overlook sites such as Luskentyre Beach or the prehistoric standing stones at Callanish.

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