Obair na h-oighreachd

Estate business deals with crofting related matters such as croft rents and granting title as well as commercial activities such as sand extraction and leases.

A small sub-group is responsible for managing the estate business and works alongside the Commercial Development Manager and Crofting Administration Officers. This business has been extremely busy since the buyout in January 2007. There have been many new houses built on the estate, major developments by Scottish Water (Eoropie and Habost) and commercial developments at Galson and Borve taking place.

The sub-group is responsible for granting titles for new houses, approval of dispositions, granting rights of servitude, granting wayleaves to the Utility Companies and negotiating with Scottish Water for the sale of land for new developments. Furthermore, the sub-group is responsible for the negotiation of rentals for the communications masts and the royalties for the sand and rock quarrying at Habost and Knockaird respectively.

With so many new houses being built on the estate and those requiring a mortgage will need Title to the house site. This has resulted in a steep rise in the number of titles being granted. The Urras is delighted that this is the case as it bodes well for the future of our community.

Please contact the office for any enquiries regarding Estate Business. Additional regulatory crofting application forms can be found by clicking on the links below. ​

Information Sheets

Duilleagan Fiosrachaidh

Crofting Commission links - Forms & Guidance

Coimisean na Croitearachd - Fòirmichean & Stiùireadh

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Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

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Cross, Isle of Lewis


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Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

An-dràsta aig Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Cros, Eilean Leòdhais


Tel: 01851 850393

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