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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lochmaddy Hospital

The hospital has been sold by the Health Board to London Shetland Securities Ltd, a dormant company registered with Ledingham Chalmers, Solicitors, in Aberdeen.

As the Gazette reports, this is "a company on which there is little information available, apart from a registered office address on Rose Street in Aberdeen". Perhaps to them.

A few minutes research told me who occupies the Registered Office, and that the sole director is a solicitor with Wilsone & Duffus, Solicitors, Aberdeen. The company who owns all the shares in London Shetland Securities Ltd is dormant and is owned by a nominee company controlled by Ledingham Chalmers.

All in all, a structure designed to obscure the real ownership, at least in the short-term, which in itself poses more questions about the identity and intentions of the new owners.

Any more information gratefully received.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who has bought the sorting office on Sandwick Road

Angus said...

An internal transfer....

Buyer: Royal Mail Estates Limited
Seller: Royal Mail Group Limited

Anonymous said...

Is Tesco opening up in the Uists too?

Anonymous said...

Rumour has it that Donald Trump has bought it to install an 18 hole golf course with a lap dancing club and massage parlour.

Anonymous said...

Stewart Milne builders (Aberdeen) for an old folks home.

Anonymous said...

One story I have heard recently is that there is a company looking round the islands to build a crematorium. I presume that this would be Stornoway based, but who knows.

Anonymous said...

He may as well buy the entire Islands as that is what they will now become

Uist Mole said...

That option would make sense. My mother is in a nursing home and the fees are astronomical. And am in an enduring battle with the NHS, Primary Care Trust and Social Services over who pays them. Put it like this, they're much more than the most expensive hotel in the Outer Hebrides. Depending on the nature of the home, that could make long-term economic sense (to the new owners), though still can't get past the considerable cost of converting the existing buildings. They'll need their own builders.

Anonymous said...

old folks home with crem next door - would save on transport costs with the high fuel prices;-)