Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust) is entrusted with the managment of a 56,000 acre community owned estate in the North West of the Isle of Lewis.


The Galson area’s way of life is about the intricate interaction between a crofting lifestyle, a panoramic landscape and a diverse natural environment.


The area boasts fantastic coastal scenery and white sands; large Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas; a variety of flora and fauna including golden eagles, fulmars and gannets; excellent sea and fresh water fishing; and, most importantly, a kindly, ‘down-to-earth’ community that works together to bring about a better future for themselves and future generations.


The Galson area maintains strong links with the international Gaelic community and is at the forefront of progressing Gaelic culture and arts.


We hope this website will give you lots of information on our history, our aspirations and detail on the project currently underway.


If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to get in touch.







UOG Business centre will be shut from 23rd December until 5th January 2015

Energy Saving Communities Project - Click for more info on drop in sessions

upcoming events & recent news


Click on the link to download opening times for the Habost Household Waste and Recycling Centre Christmas Opening

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn is a registered charity.

Scottish Charity No: SC036903

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Community Investment Programme - Click here for more information

Survey results are available. Click here to download the results report.

A new society has been set up called Urras Energy Society - visit the website for details of a Community Share Offer

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                                                                            Community Share Offer - Visit www.urrasenergy.org.uk for more info

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Get in touch if you would like a home visit to discuss way to save money and cut your energy usage. Drop in sessions every Wednesday at UOG Business Centre.

2013 community consultation

job vacancies

Click here for details of current vacancies in the community.


Our Community Investment Programme is now underway. Click on more info above to read more and download an application.

2014 Events


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Click on the picture below to download the full events listing/

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