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.




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Energy Saving Communities Project

upcoming events & recent news


GEOLOGY TALK - Northern Lewis - 22/01/14 @7.30pm in UOG Business Centre - delivered by Prof. Frank Rennie

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn is a registered charity.

Scottish Charity No: SC036903

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Nature Observatory Project

The new Nature Observatory is now open, following the official opening event. Click here for more details of the event

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

Visit our facebook page or click here to find out more about our community wind turbine.

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                                                                            Community Turbine now generating!    

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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.

2013 community consultation

job vacancies

Click here for details of current vacancies in the community.

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