Jahama Highland Estates, formerly known as the Alcan Estate after its previous owner Rio Tinto’s aluminium business, boasts “the finest deer stalking ground in Great Britain” alongside hunting for grouse and ducks.
Claiming to have “some of the toughest terrain in the UK”, including the north face of Ben Nevis, the estate was used for special forces training during the Second World War.
GFG acquired the estate in 2016 as part of a taxpayer-guaranteed deal to buy a smelter and associated hydropower plant for £330m from Rio Tinto.
Yep, people do place aluminium smelters where there’s cheap ‘leccie. But it’s hydro plants, not windmills.
The estate itself here, well, perhaps we could call it an estate. But it’s really the land around the reservoirs that feed the hydro plant. Like buying a water company and boasting of the yachting possibilities……