Carloway Estate handover

9/6/2015

ALLAN SPEAKS AT CARLOWAY ESTATE HANDOVER

 

Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, spoke on Saturday at the event in Breasclete to mark the formal handover of the Carloway Estate into community ownership.

 

Alasdair Allan commented:

 

“The community in the Carloway estate area have worked very productively for the last few years with their former land owners, the Galloway family, to ensure a smooth transfer of the estate into community control.

 

“Saturday’s event was a very appropriate way to mark this historic moment and included the tradition ceremony of ‘sasine’. This involved a parcel of earth from the estate being handed over to represent its new ownership.

 

“The constructive attitude which the former owners took towards this sale was remarked upon by many speakers as an example for others to follow. I was delighted to be part of such a happy occasion for this part of the Isle of Lewis.

 

“I wish the community the very best as they develop the land for the benefit of those who live on it for the future.”

 

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