The chance to buy land and buildings that are being sold at Scotland's most southerly point is being called the chance of a lifetime. Steve Hardy, a director at The Mull of Galloway Trust, also siad there is plenty more work to do:
"Providing we get the support of the community, then the Mull of Galloway Trust will be submitting an application for funding to purchase. This is a once in a life time opportunity for the community to own what is a main tourist attraction, which with proper management will not only provide a reasonable income that will be distributed back into the community but will ensure that this A listed site is preserved for future generations."
"If everything goes to plan and we are able to raise the necessary funding, then hopefully the purchase will take place in April 2013. We as a Trust are aware that there is a lot of hard work yet to do, but we are confident that we shall have the support of the community in our endeavours"
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