What do Ryanair and community land buy-outs like Eigg have in common? Different as they are, Ireland's cut-price airline and Scotland's first island community buy-out prove the same thing.
Relatively remote places can be viable and popular once there is leadership and belief, a small investment and an end to restrictive practices. Scotland's 17 community land buy-out trusts, however, may be able to go one step further than Ryanair's Michael O'Leary, and offer a new model for public service delivery across rural and urban Scotland. And to realise that potential they may need a share of council tax.