A self-contained ecosystem
that can serve as a model
for island regeneration

A six-point plan to nurture biodiversity and restore an Atlantic rainforest

Isle of Taransay. Adam and Cathra Kelliher
Isle of Taransay. Adam and Cathra Kelliher

We feel it a great privilege to be the stewards of Taransay. Here we have an opportunity to enourage and sustain environmental regeneration and to preserve the memory of a long human history in the most extraordinary of locations. We invite all who visit to share our vision and enjoy.

Adam and Cathra Kelliher

The owners of Taransay

Regeneration of Taransay is Underway

Explore our plans to restore the contained ecosystem of Taransay from an ecological and social perspective.

Our Partners for the Regeneration of Taransay

RePlant

RePlanet is the architect of a leading methodology to measure biodiversity and carbon, from which credits will be issued to investors, to fund our ecological goals

Taransay could become a showpiece for how rewilding can not only benefit wildlife, but also provide significant benefits for local communities”

Restore

Restore will implement the biodiversity plan, and have a proven track record of reinstating ‘hyper-abundance and scaling ecosystems

Restoring Atlantic rainforest on Taransay will reveal the riches that have been missing from our coast for far too long, and protect ourselves from climate change”

Rvival Isle of Taransay

Rvival is an exclusive experiential travel company, that reconnects guests with the natural world through immersive meaningful experiences.

Visitors will get to know what it’s truly like to live and survive, and have a real immersion and reconnection with nature’

Taransay could become a showpiece for how rewilding can not only benefit wildlife, but also provide significant benefits for local communities”

A CREDIBLE PLAYER IN A FAST MOVING SPACE

RePlanet is our biodiversity partner

RePlanet is run by Dr Tim Coles, an architect of a leading methodology to measure biodiversity and carbon credits. Validation by independent scientists gives the credits a high quality.

The credits are being offered to corporations, family offices, funds, that have stated goals of supporting biodiversity. Taransay is soon to be represented on a global Biodiversity Index.

Sale of the credits will fund Taransay’s ecological regeneration.

Stakeholders are incentivized to support biodiversity uplift, by getting a share in any appreciation of the credits.

Taransay should be a high-profile project.

Restoring Atlantic rainforest on Taransay will reveal the riches that have been missing from our coast for far too long, and protect ourselves from climate change”

A HANDS-ON APPROACH TO ECOLOGICAL REGENERATION

Restore will implement our biodiversity plan

Restore is a specialist nature restoration business committed to reviving the UK’s landscapes, species and communities through developing natural capital

  • Their team are field people, and no strangers to mucking in
  • Some 76,000 acres under management
  • They aim to reinstate ‘hyper-abundance’ and scale ecosystems
  • They, showing land-owners how the creation of natural capital can be a more lucrative strategy than traditional farming, as adjunct rather than a replacement
  • Visionary and adventurous, Restore aim to reintroduce key signature species in a considered way

Restoring Atlantic rainforest on Taransay will reveal the riches that have been missing from our coast for far too long, and protect ourselves from climate change”

An Escape from 21st Century Clutter

Taransay is a place where the encumbrances and complexity of busy lives can be truly shed

An Escape from 21st Century Clutter

Taransay is a place where the encumbrances and complexity of busy lives can be truly shed

MEANINGFUL ADVENTURE TOURISM

Adventure tourism is run by Rvival

Rvival is an exclusive experiential travel company, that reconnects guests with the natural world through immersive experiences.

A light footprint: guests will stay in luxury tents, and the impact will be minimal.

The operation is run by proven adventurers, many of whom are veterans of Britain’s elite military units, such as the SAS, SBS and the Royal Marines.

Visitors will get to know what it’s truly like to live and survive, and have a real immersion and reconnection with nature’

Regeneration Plan

The owners of Taransay, Cathra and Adam Kelliher, have commenced on a long-term programme to regenerate the island’s ecosystem. Their vision is to restore the flora and fauna back to a time before intensive grazing took a heavy toll, essentially to what the island looked like before the bronze age. They want to give Mother Nature a free hand on this pristine Hebridean island. Towards this, they have consulted with a range of wildlife experts and environmentalists to resolve a regeneration plan  based on six fundamental principles to regenerate the island’s ecosystem

Clean Up Isle of Taransay

1. Clean up

Significant quantities of detritus that washes onto the island have been collected. Defunct stock fences have been removed. The vision is that outside of the Paible area, there should be few signs of human habitation.

2. Balanced Grazing

The monoculture caused by extensive sheep grazing has ended with the removal of the herd. Already, flora and fauna have regenerated and the aim is to have a diversity of small groups of grazing species to support a more diverse and balanced habitat.

3. Support Biodiversity

We will help restore an Atlantic rainforest, by planting a mosaic of native Scottish species such as ash, willow, alder and hazel, to spur greater biodiversity across all flora and fauna.

Island's ecosystem regeneration plan | tree planting programme

4. Preservation

The archaeological as well as the more recent human heritage of Taransay will be protected.

Praying Rock, Isle of Taransay | Borve Lodge Estate

5. Community Involvement

We are closely engaged with the West Harris community about our plans, and welcome their participation in the project.

6. Alignment

Our plan aligns with core COP principles, of capturing carbon and supporting biodiversity, to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

We were wild once. Don’t let them tame you. Experience Taransay with

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