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.







2016 Community Consultation

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upcoming events & recent news


During 2016 a community consultation will be carried out. This process will include a number of events and activites.


Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn is a registered charity.

Scottish Charity No: SC036903

Read in Gaelic Membership info

Copyright © 2012 Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn | Galson Estate Trust | Outer Hebrides

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Community Investment Programme  Click here for more information

For up to date info on Urras Energy Society visit the website.

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

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Croft Rent Notices will soon be posted out and we will be collecting rents during October 2016.


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.



click below to download the 2016 leaflet


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