People were lured to the remote island by the National Trust for Scotland for two things - the beauty and the potential businesses they could operate; a rock climbing and wildlife business, restaurant and professional gardening firm etc.
The National Trust for Scotland hired Stewart Connor as property manager. And here’s where the story takes on the usual form of workplace bullying. Stewart Connor, it appears, likes to micromanage. He has to be in complete control. Failure to exert such control lead to grudges, aggressive silences and moodiness.
When families complained, the NTS employing Mr Connor stated they could see no evidence of bullying. They believed that those who had left the island lacked ‘stamina’ and introduced a tougher selection process. The Telegraph reports that in since 2010, 20 families have left the island. Only 8 remain.
I wonder how long the NTS will continue to back Mr Connor as he casts a shadow over the families and the fledging firms on the island. I also wonder who will have the necessary stamina to put up with him.
I can just see the next NTS advert now:
Ann Darrow required for remote island adventure
Good luck to them!