Land and Community
14th August 2018 by Janet Mountford-Smith
Community Land Week gets underway in Lewis, on the Western Isles. Carloway Estate Trust are holding an event to open their new “Bonnet Laird Walk” on Saturday 11 August. The famous broch at Carloway is on their land. I’m a bit of a broch-a-holic and this one is absolutely majestic, it also has a great...
8th August 2018 by Janet Mountford-Smith
From a hot desk in Stornoway… …here is today’s update. Mr Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, visited West Harris Trust to see their hydro and wind turbine energy projects, and their wonderful visitor centre, Talla na Mara. Powered with the renewables, it includes meeting space, a cafe, artists’ studios and affordable housing....
6th August 2018 by Janet Mountford-Smith
Celebrating community landownership … So here we are on the threshold of Scotland’s first ever Community Land Week – a series of events to celebrate and promote community ownership of land and land assets (that’s buildings, to you and me). Fifteen community groups across Scotland are set to take part, with a wide range of...