Building a community for the future

The West Harris Trust is a community charity responsible for managing 7225ha of land on the west side of Harris. It was formed when the crofting townships of Losgaintir, Seilebost, Horgabost, Na Buirgh and Sgarasta Mhor were purchased by the local community from the Scottish Government in January 2010. West Harris is a very special place: the spectacular beaches, flower-rich machair and local culture make it a much sought after holiday location and a very enviable place to live. We believe that a long history of declining population and limited opportunities can be turned around by local endeavour and that there is a bright future for our 120-strong community. Our key aims:

  • Revitalize the community by attracting new residents and creating new housing and employment opportunities
  • Create environmentally sustainable energy for the community via small hydro and micro-wind projects
  • Conserve and increase understanding of our stunning natural and cultural heritage
Map Showing boundary of West Harris Trust land

Map Showing boundary of West Harris Trust land

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