In order to attract people to North Harris and also to reverse depopulation in the area, the development of affordable housing and making land available for such developments are priorities for the North Harris Trust.
Social Housing at Bunavoneader
A social housing project reached completion at Bunavoneader in the spring of 2011. The project, by Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) and Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) in partnership with the Trust and Ardhasaig Common Grazings, has delivered 8 affordable homes for rent. This development will help to meet some of the demand for affordable rental accommodation in the area.
The Trust has 3 plots available at Sunnyhill, Tarbert, in cooperation with Tarbert Common Grazings, along with other plots at Brandersaig and Bedersaig. Two plots of land have been sold in Cliasmol with no development as yet. It is hoped that offering affordable plots of land will encourage, and make it easier for people to build homes in North Harris. CLICK HERE for more details
The Trust currently has two cottages for letting at Amhuinnsuidhe Quayside. There are also two 2-bedroom accommodation units built as part of the Tigh an Urrais office. All units are currently occupied. As a landlord, the Trust charges a modest, affordable rent for these properties.