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Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust)

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Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust) was established in 2007 to manage the Galson Estate for and on behalf of the community from Upper Barvas to Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

9 volunteer directors were democratically elected from the membership to manage the trust and they employ 14 members of staff (both full-time and part-time) who are involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and its subsidiary companies. The company has two trading subsidiary companies. All trading activity is undertaken by Galson Estate (Trading) Ltd and renewables developments are undertaken by Galson Energy Ltd.

The Trust works to ensure that the community of Galson Estate benefit greatly from community ownership. It undertakes all estate business, while also managing a large range of projects in order to support and develop the area.

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