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Highland Arts sold to store boats

IT IS described by visitors as ‘unique’, ‘strange’, ‘hilarious’ and ‘an unlikely survivor of artistic (sic) hubris’, but it looks like an era is ending for the Isle of Seil’s cult Highland Arts centre, which has been bought for boat storage.

For decades the ‘eccentric and eclectic’ souvenir shop in Ellenabeich has exhibited the works of the late poet, artist and composer C John Taylor, attracting coach-loads of visitors.

However, Tony Hill, who runs marine tour company Seafari Adventures from a quarrier’s cottage nearby in the historic village, told The Oban Times that Seafari had bought the building and planned to create a winter boat storage facility and provide local jobs.

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