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Selection of Directors

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NORTH HARRIS TRUST: SELECTION OF DIRECTORS

To ensure all members can get involved and bring fresh ideas, there is an annual rotation of the North Harris Trust Board requiring a third of the longest standing Directors to retire.  This year we have four vacancies. 

These vacancies are for Directors representing the following areas:

AREA                                                                      NUMBER OF VACANCIES

Urgha to Glen Carragreich                                                      1

Bowglas, Scaladale & Ardvourlie                                   1

Tarbert                                                                                      1

Scalpay                                                                                1

The selection process requires nomination forms to be submitted.  If we receive more nominations than there are vacancies for an area, there will be a ballot of the residents within that area.  Selected nominees will be proposed for appointment at the AGM which will be held on Monday 24th February 2020.

If you are a member of the Trust and interested in serving as a Director for one of the areas listed above, nomination forms are available from the Trust Office, or email us at info@north-harris.org . We will be happy to answer any questions you have about the roles and responsibilities of Directors.


The deadline for the submission of completed nomination forms is Friday 24th January 2020.

Note: NHT Members can represent any area of the Estate, but they must receive nominations from two members who reside within the relevant area.

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Caraidean Newsletter December 2019

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Tree Planting in North Harris

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Guided Walks Programme 2020

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The Guided Walks Programme 2020 has now been confimed and taking acount of feedback recieved over previous years we have changed the programme a little to include more regular weekly walks taking place throughout the season.

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Community Consultations 2019

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Volunteering along the Postmans Path

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Despite challenging weather conditions on Wednesday 4th September a great amount was acheived with the help of 22 hardy volunteers from the Harris Stalking Club, John Muir Trust & S3 Pupils from Sir Edward Scott School, Isle of Harris repairing sections of footpath along the Postmans Path.

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September’s Mountain of the Month – An Cliseam

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Ardvourlie Woodland Observatory Construction Begins…

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Busy morning at NHT today as we marked out the location of the Ardvourlie Woodland Obervatory with O’Mac Construction Limited with construction due to begin later this week. Once completed the Woodland Observatory will sit at an elevated position within the 100ha broadleaf plantation offering 270 degree views over Loch Seaforth and up Glen Vigidale. Thanks to our funders: Outer Hebrides LEADER, Muaitheabhal Community Windfarm Trust, CNES, Highlands and Islands Enterprise & John Muir Trust .

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Open all hours

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Our Chemical Disposal Point for campers’ toilets has now had its second anniversary and customer numbers are increasing. The biggest complaint we have had about the service is that it’s not open on a Monday, when the Recycling Depot is closed.

With assistance from CnES, the local authority, we have modified the fence/gates and installed a coin meter and latch to make the CDP accessible 24×7, just like our other one at Huisinis Gateway.

The new meter cupboard on the left

Like most of Harris, we operate with a private sewerage system – there is no mains sewerage. For this reason we ask customers not to use “blue” chemicals in their waste. We rely on the majority of customers using “green”, septic-tank friendly chemicals – or none at all.

The meter needs 3 x £1 coins to open the latch. This charge contributes to the annual septic tank emptying fee.

See other campervan information HERE

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No more water tankers to Huisinis ?

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Today saw the arrival of the new Water Treatment Works serving Govig, through to Huisinis. After years of lobbying and hours spent poring over croft maps with various Scottish Water consultants, the Trust  can now see the results of its efforts.

Preparing to lift the first unit

Last night two landing craft delivered a crane and two pre-fabricated plant buildings onto the beach at Huisinis. The crane lifted the two units up onto the road to be conveyed to the construction sites, back towards Govig. The pre-fab units were too large to pass under the arch at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle.

Evening arrival

Scottish Water is investing £4.5M in 3.7miles of new pipework, a water treatment plant and a storage tank. This will improve the reliability of the water supply to the villages at the far west of the estate. It will put an end to tankers delivering water from Stornoway to top up the reservoirs every other day in high season.

The last load on terra firma

The North Harris Trust will continue to lobby for upgrades in the remaining villages in the west of the estate where future developments are restricted by reliance upon local boreholes and streams.

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