Bid to relocate Land Commission in the Isles

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South Uist community land owner Stòras Uibhist has announced that they are corresponding with the Scottish Government to relocate the Land Commission to a site on South Uist.

They said: “We will undoubtedly be competing with other sites around Scotland, but South Uist provides a unique and mutually beneficial development opportunity, for both the Commission and Stòras.

Not only do the Islands provide the perfect setting for such a high profile organisation, but the estate lies at the heart of Community Landownership in Scotland.

“We offer the flexibility around location that will not be matched elsewhere, and have the infrastructure to support nationally important organisations.

Angus MacMillan Chairperson for Stòras Uibhist, added: “A unique opportunity exists to locate the newly established Scottish Land Commission within South Uist and we urge the Minister (Roseanna Cunningham) to give full consideration to the mutual benefits that could be achieved by locating within the South Uist area.”

Storas Uibhist look forward to hosting the Minister on South Uist, so that she can see first-hand what the estate has to offer.