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WHAT WE DO

Social/
Sòisealta

Facilitating permanent housing projects through land sales

and partnership developments/

A' cruachadh pròiseactan taighean le reic fearann agus ag obrachadh le buidheanan eile

Social Opportunities/
Cothroman Sòisealta

Between 1951 – 2001 the population in Harris dropped by 50%, a stark reminder that the community badly needed investment. The Trust and the community have been working hard to reverse this trend and since purchasing the land in 2010 there has been a 20% increase in population, marking the first real progress for a very long time.

Prior to the Trust being formed, the initial steering group in 2007 identified that 35% of houses in West Harris were either holiday homes or self-catering cottages.  The Trust agreed that for there to be a sustainable community for the future, this housing imbalance must be addressed. The main focus was to increase the availability of affordable housing to enable young families to locate to the area.

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TALLA NA MARA

Along with the many economic and social benefits that Talla na Mara has brought with it, additionally the development has enabled 6 houses to be built in partnership with HHP. 

The houses are a huge bonus to Talla na Mara and the West Harris Trust. One of our board members is a resident while there are also 2 staff members that live across the road.

HOUSE PLOTS

One of the primary  aims of the Trust is to strengthen and revitalize the community by attracting families into the area . 

We have therefore made available various plots of land for permanent residents priced significantly below market value.

 

We currently have no plots available but, please feel free to contact Linda to express your interest.

Tel : 01859 503900                                                                     Email : linda@westharristrust.org

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CONTACT US

Talla Na Mara, Pairc Niseaboist,

Isle of Harris, HS3 3AE

Phone: 01859 503900

Email:  admin@westharristrust.org

TALLA NA MARA

West Harris Trust Offices

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
​Sunday: Closed

Talla na Mara Restaurant

11:00 - 17:00 Mon - Wed
11:00 - 20:00 Fri - Sat
Closed on Thursdays & Sundays

Talla na Mara Gift Shop 
11:30 - 14:30 Mon - Wed & Fri - Sat

Studios at Talla na Mara
https://www.facebook.com/studiostallanamara

Please contact the restaurant directly for booking and all other enquiries

A COMMUNITY CHARITY

A Company limited by guarantee – SC347176

Registered as a Charity in Scotland – SC041920

VAT Registration no. 188248760

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