Friday, 2 May 2014
May is traditionally a month when elections take place in the UK and, this year, in Europe. The result of a ballot in a far north-west part of Europe was announced last night. The residents of the Pairc community in the South Lochs area of Lewis had been asked to take part in a postal vote as to whether the Pairc Estate should be transferred to the Pairc Trust in an amicable transfer. 62.7% of those entitled to take part did so with 166 (68.3%) in favour and 77 (31.7%) against. A new era in community ownership has started.
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