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.
We also have a mailing list if you would like to be kept up to date with our recent and upcoming news.
Click here for details of current vacancies in the community. - Gaelic Development Officer