The Trust

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. The West Harris Trust is a community charity responsible for managing 7225ha of land on the West side of Harris.   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 150-strong community.

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Aims and Objectives

Revitalise the community by attracting new residents and creating housing and employment opportunities.

To manage community land and associated assets for the benefits of the crofting community of West Harris and the public in general following principles of sustainable development.

To advance environmental protection including preservation and conservation of the natural environment. 

Enhance the education of the crofting community of West Harris (and beyond) about our culture, heritage and history.

West Harris boundary marked in turquoise.

Would you like to become a Friend of the Trust?

West Harris is a special place for many who have visited the area or have a historical family link.

Friends of West Harris was established to support the creation and improvement of housing and employment opportunities, renewable energy and sustainable development for the 150 community of West Harris.

Your donation will go towards a community development fund, allowing the area to be a sustainable place to live for the community and future generations.

As a Friend, you will receive bi-annual newsletters and invitations to special community events.

For more information on joining contact us on 01859 503 900 or email admin@westharristrust.org, and we can send you a membership form.

You can also donate online through the link Friends of West Harris

Seilebost Beach by Moris Macleod