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.
Rent Collection - October 2014
Croft rents are now being collected.
Energy Saving Communities Project - Click for more info on drop in sessions
The UOG business centre will be open until 7.30pm on 29th October to collect rents. Rents can be paid any day outwith this also, during office hours.
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
Community Share Offer - Visit www.urrasenergy.org.uk for more info
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.
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.
Click on the picture below to download the full events listing/