Dalkeith’s Jan’s island idyll

Bothy Gallery, Rosewell
Bothy Gallery, Rosewell

A former Dalkeith resident has discovered Utopia after quitting the rat race for life on a tiny island.

Jan Fraser had been living in Dalkeith for 16 years when she took the brave decision to start up a picture framing business on Easdale Island.

Lying just off the west coast near Oban, the picturesque island is the smallest permanently-inhabited one in the Inner Hebrides.

As her business venture took off, the mum of two began exhibiting artworks, and decided to open her own gallery in an old bothy. Officially opened on Saturday, it measures just three metres by four, and is believed to be one of the smallest in the country.

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