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.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM will take place at 7.30pm on 3rd October. Members welcome.
Energy Saving Communities Project - Click for more info on drop in sessions
The AGM will be held in the Clan Macquarrie Community Centre and the meeting will be followed by the launch of a Community Share Offer at 8pm. Members only at AGM, but launch open to all.
Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn is a registered charity.
Scottish Charity No: SC036903
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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.
Community Share Offer - Click here for 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.
Everyone is welcome, so drop into the new observatory and see what you can spot!
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