Barvas Estate Buy Out

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An estate in the Western Isles has been bought by the community.

People living on the 33,000 acres of land gave their support for community buyout last year.

Lawyers for both sides have now concluded paperwork for the transaction.

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has congratulated Urras Sgìre Oighreachd Bharabhais on the acquisition of the Barvas Estate.

Councillor Angus Campbell, said: “I congratulate the community of Barvas on what is a historic occasion for all concerned.

“I know that a great deal of work has been put in by the Barvas Estate Trust who have worked tirelessly to secure the funding needed.

“The Barvas Estate equates to a large part of the land on Lewis, 33,000 acres, and I wish the community, the Trust and all the residents the very best for the future.

“I must say, once again, that it is great that we are seeing more and more of the land being brought back to the people of our islands.”

Pictured is Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Angus Campbell who congratulated the community on the acquisition.