Tha Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn air a' bhith ann an làmhan
na coimhearsnachd o chionn 2007.
Galson Estate has proudly been in community ownership since 2007.
about us | mar deidhinn
The Galson Estate is a community-owned estate of 56,000 acres of coast, agricultural land and moor in the North West of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The estate comprises 22 villages running from Upper Barvas to Port of Ness with a population of nearly 2,000 people. The estate passed into community ownership on 12 January 2007 to be managed on their behalf by the Trust.
We hope this website will give you lots of information on our history, our aspirations and details on the projects currently underway. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Tha Oighreachd Ghabhsainn a’ gabhail a-steach 56,000 acair fearainn air ceann a tuath Eilean Leòdhais. Tha an oighreachd a’ ruith bho Barabhas Uarach gu Port Nis le cha mhòr 2,000 neach a’ fuireach ann an dà bhaile air fhichead. Air an 12mh là den Fhaoilleach 2007 ghabh muinntir Oighreachd Ghabhsainn sealbh air an fhearann aca fhèin. Le seo chaidh uallach airson na h-oighreachd a stiùireadh a thoirt don choimhearsnachd.
Tha sinn an dòchas gun toir an larach-lìn seo tòrr fiosrachaidh dhuibh air eachdraidh na h-Oighreachd, ar lèirsinn, agus fiosrachadh air na pròiseactan air a bheil sinn ag obair an-dràsta.
Ma tha feum agaibh air tuilleadh fiosrachaidh cuir fios thugainn.
Slàinte agus Sunnd
The ‘Sunnd’ Health and Wellbeing programme is an initiative led by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (UOG) which aims to facilitate opportunities for the community to support all to have a high quality of life by remaining active, healthy, safe, and included.
House numbering scheme
Sgeama Àireamhan Thaighean
To assist with emergency services, we're running a house numbering scheme for houses on the Galson Estate.
Click below to apply for your free number now!
Are you planning on visiting Galson Estate?
Are you a tourism provider on the Estate?
This website will be an asset to both visitors and providers, helping our guests to stay, shop,
and eat & drink local to the Estate.
Blooming wildflowers or towering cliff tops?
Neolithic cairns or handmade wares?
Dramatic sunsets or driving rains?
All of these can be experienced
on the Galson Estate.
News and updates
Stories of radical landownership
Produced in collaboration with artist Virginia Hutchison, this project brings together narratives surrounding the community land buyout of the Galson Estate in 2007. The project has taken the form of a series of cast bronze artefacts temporarily sited in the landscape of north Lewis. Embedded with digital QR codes, the artefacts link visitors directly to the audio works via mobile phone.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING ESTATE BUSINESS. ADDITIONALLY, REGULATORY CROFTING APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND
Maoin na Coimhearsnachd
THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO INVEST FUNDS FROM THE RENEWABLES PROJECT INCOME BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY OF THE GALSON ESTATE.
Dùthchas Heritage Week
DÙTHCHAS is an annual week-long festival looking at the heritage of the Galson Estate community. We focus on:
History & Genealogy, Music & Dance, Traditional Skills, Food & Drink, and Language & Writing.
WE ALSO MANAGE:
STIAPABHAT LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
Loch Stiapabhat is a large, nutrient-rich loch in Ness. It is home to a Nature Observatory which makes the reserve’s extraordinary wildlife much more accessible, both to the local community and visitors to this part of Lewis.