I was taken to task for referring to the nutters that post on here but read the above and weep. David Gorton never took a penny out of CML but ploughed vast amounts of his own money in to keep the company going and the wages paid. He is not the sort of person to take out libel claims but winterhighland is skating on very thin ice.
So if you are such an expert - answer the BBC's question. Where did the money go?
£3.5m of public funds spent on and/or put into CML, post take over by NAIL. £4m extracted from CML by the NAIL group of companies according to the figures listed on Parkswatch yesterday.
An equally pertinent question is to HIE to answer why they sold CML to a company, Natural Assets Investments Limited, that wasn't even party to the tendering process.
Scottish Ministers have asked HIE for a full statement of account of transactions between HIE and CML, money spent by HIE on CML leased facilities and details of transactions between CML and the other Natural Retreats group of companies.
Already it has become clear that HIE had spent significantly more on CairnGorm in 2014-2018 pre CML administration than they had admitted to through various FOI requests. £1.1m on the uplift, £0.6m on the buildings was public knowledge, so what about the other £1.8m.
HIE's remit is to strengthen Highland Communities. Allowing NAIL to extract management fees, and shifting senior management and directorship functions out of Scotland fulfilled that role in what way?
So toxic is Natural Retreats legacy on CairnGorm even Natural Retreats was embarrassed by Natural Retreats given the rebranding!