Barvas Estate Trust works to deliver a range of services and activities. This includes work undertaken in partnership with other organisations, short term projects, and long term initiatives to support the future of the area.
Peatlands – Working with the Western Isles Peatland Officer we applied to Peatland Action for funding to carry out Peatland Restoration.
Renewable energy – Working with Community Energy Scotland on a project to supply electricity to the Barvas Hatchery, via a private wire.
Foodbank – As lockdown began the Trust were asked by the local youth club parents and community learning and development officer if we would help. We continue to be involved in supporting this initiative.
Working with the Fire Service and other community landowners to discuss what opportunities there would be to work with each other to provide safer communities
Bragar Cemetery – Coastal Erosion – The Trust is working alongside the local Grazings Committee and Cemetery Committee to try and address the Coastal erosion at Bragar Cemetery which is threatening the Cemetery wall.
Deer/rabbit/goose management initiatives – the company is working with Grazing Committees and neighbouring estates and landowners to manage and control the numbers. For deer, the Trust is a member of the Lewis and Harris Deer Management Group.
Community Garden – Following the completion of an Asset Transfer of land around the Barvas Industrial Estate, the Trust began using part of it to create a community garden. They secured funding from the Island Green Recovery Fund to erect 3 Polycrubs.
Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais Community Company, is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland, SC374260, and a registered charity, SC046321, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)