Keose Glebe Estate
The estate lies on a peninsula between the sea lochs of Erisort and Leurbost and covers about 1,200 acres. It also includes seven small islands and has a population of some 40 people.
The not-for-profit Keose Glebe Estate Ltd now operates it on behalf of the community.
“While the land purchase itself has been central, the buyout process has also required the community to consider and develop its skills, plans and ambitions for the future, and how these can strengthen and grow social bonds and economic opportunity, for the long-term benefit of all.” – Director Angus Smith
He added that the group was grateful to former landlord Murdo Morrison for agreeing to sell to the community and he thanked local people for their “support, belief and enthusiasm”.
Mr Smith said: “While the Keose Glebe area has had a long and interesting history, this is a new and exciting chapter for us. And, as we develop new projects and strategies, we look forward with a renewed sense of optimism that significant change – for the better – is within our grasp and capabilities.”