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Land & Environment

The Urras was fortunate to have a ranger service from November 2005 until 2011 when funding ran out. The post had latterly been supported with funding from Scottish Natural Heritage and The Robertson Trust.

 

The Urras are still very much committed to the objectives of such a service and it is hoped we will secure funding in the future for a land based post.

 

Our objectives are to:

 

    - ensure a welcome for visitors to the countryside

    - mediate between public use and other rural land uses

    - promote awareness and understanding of the countryside

    - care for and enhance the natural heritage enjoyed by visitors

 

In recent months, we have carried out a number of small projects

aimed at improving interpretation.

 

An interpretation panel has been installed at the Butt of Lewis and

others are planned for around the estate.

Sporting on the Estate

Callicvol Gun Club currently hold the lease for the north part of the estate and a second leaseholder is in place on the south end of the estate. A day permits area has been established for those wishing to go out onto the moor on a day ticket basis.

 

We can offer permits to those wishing to go out for the day, but we will need at least 3 days notice and permission must be granted at the estate office and this will only be granted upon all appropriate documentation being in place.

 

Please contact the office for our shooting information pack. Please note that you must have received permission from the Urras office prior to going out on the estate, every time you wish to go out. This helps to ensure the safety of everyone out on the moor. For costs and details, please get in touch.

 

Other sporting activities can be arranged to take place on the estate, including photo stalking, clay pigeon shooting and fishing. If you wish to find out more about these other activities, please speak to a member of staff who will be pleased to advise you.

 

Please note that day permits are granted at the discretion of the Trust.

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