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Làraichean-lìn feumail

Below are a selection of useful links.  Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn is not responsible for the content of external internet sites, except Dùthchas and Loch Stiapabhat.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) is the local council for the Western Isles.

Community Energy Scotland

Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation.

Community Land Scotland

Community Land Scotland (CLS) represents Scotland’s new generation of community land owners, working to inspire aspirant communities and influence the public policies that can help them. Together the members of CLS are managing some 500,000 acres of land, home to some 25,000 people.

Crofting Commission

The Crofting Commission regulates and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland to secure the future of crofting. Creating a well-regulated crofting system that positively contributes to the sustainability of rural communities.

Development Trusts Association Scotland

The Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) is the national body for development trusts in Scotland, supporting you to unlock the potential within your community.


Dùthchas is Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn's annual heritage festival which encourages organisations across the estate to organise events celebrating Music and Dance, Genealogy and History, Language and Writing, Traditional Skills and Food and Drink.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.

Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.

John Muir Trust

The John Muir Trust works to defend wild land, enhance habitats and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with wild places.

Loch Stiapabhat

Loch Stiapabhat is a large, nutrient-rich loch in Ness on the Isle of Lewis, also home to a Nature Observatory.  It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and in 2005, it was declared a Local Nature Reserve - the only one in the Western Isles.


NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency with 30 years’ experience advising the Scottish Government. NatureScot promotes, cares for, and improves Scotland's nature and landscape.


The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone.

Registers of Scotland

Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 18 public registers, relating to land, property, and other legal documents.

SAC Consulting

SAC Consulting offers a wealth of local knowledge and expertise no matter what your location, covering all aspects of rural enterprise; from agronomy, livestock and dairy services to disease surveillance, farm animal diagnostics and environmental consultancy.

Scottish Crofting Federation

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) is the only organisation solely dedicated to campaigning for crofters and fighting for the future of crofting. It is the largest association of small scale food producers in the UK.

Scottish Land Court

The Scottish Land Court is a court of law. The Court’s jurisdiction is set firmly within the context of Scottish farming. It has authority to resolve a range of disputes including disputes between landlords and tenants, in agriculture and crofting.

Tighean Innse Gall

Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) operates principally across the housing sector to deliver on its mission to enhance sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and communities and improve housing conditions throughout the Islands, and offer a high quality service to all clients.


VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourist board, working closely with private businesses, public agencies and local authorities. We work to ensure that our visitors experience the very best of Scotland, that the country makes the most of its outstanding tourism assets and realises its potential. 

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