Young couple shun city life for Kerrera tea garden


Aideen Gallagher and Martin Shields

A YOUNG couple have abandoned city life and taken over their own little slice of paradise on the island of Kerrera.

Aideen Gallagher and Martin Shields will be opening the Kerrera Tea Garden and Bunkhouse on March 29.

The couple have been hard at work cleaning and refurbishing the premises since moving in at the end of January.

For Martin and Aideen, who have been together for two and a half years but known each other for 10, the experience of living on an island is a new one.

Martin, 34, is from Glasgow and stumbled on Kerrera during a chance visit five years ago – he has been coming back ever since.

Read Martin and Aideen’s story in The Oban Times, March 14 2013. Also on line from the same date at


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