15 March 1999
Decision time for Skye estate

A DECISION on the future of the 1942ha (4800 acre) Orbost Estate on Skye is expected imminently, according to The Herald.

The estate, which was taken into public ownership by Highlands & Islands Enterprise in 1997, has been the subject of a study by Aberdeen University.

The universitys report, published last September, recommended that development should involve forestry, farming, horticulture, tourism and recreation.