Saturday, 5 December 2015
Success of Pairc Trust
The Pairc Trust, Isle of Lewis, had every reason to celebrate yesterday when a 13-year wait was over and its contested community buyout completed. 400 crofters and residents are now the owners of 28,000 acres, eleven crofting townships and an extensive coastline. The former owner, Barry Lomas of Leamington spa, received £500k; those behind the eventually successful bid showed 'vision, resolve and sustained effort'. The Herald carries more details.
Scottish Islands Explorer - its back office is situated on the estate