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Historic Orkney estate 'is not for the faint-hearted'

A famous house and estate on an Orkney island is up for sale for almost £1 million.

Trumland Estate was formerly owned by General Sir Frederick Traill-Burroughs, who was held in Victorian society to be one of the heroes of the siege of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

He built Trumland House in 1873 and carried out a number of improvements on the island throughout the 1890s. But following his death the estate was gradually split up. The estate as it now stands was purchased by the Grants Whisky family before being passed on to the current owners.

The 44-acre estate once covered almost the whole of Rousay as well as the adjoining island of Wyre but it now comprises some 1746 acres. John Bound, of agents CKD Galbraith, said it was a rare opportunity for a buyer who should not be "faint-hearted."

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