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Caraidean 29

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Our latest newsletter is now available to view here.

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Croft Tenancy 2 Ardhasaig Open to Applications

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The tenancy of Croft 2 Ardhasaig has recently become vacant and as the Landlord it is our responsibility to recommend a new tenant to the Crofting Commission. If you are interested in applying for this Croft Tenancy, please compete the application form below and return to us before the closing date. The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 22nd January 2021. After this date a sub-group of Trust Directors will meet to score the applications received against an agreed scoring system and make a recommendation to the Crofting Commission.

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Guided Walks 2021

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Normally at this time of year we are busy putting together a packed program of Ranger led guided walks ahead of the summer season. Covid-19 and the level of national restrictions which we now find ourselves in means that we simply cannot make any decisions or plans for our 2021 walks program. We intend to review the situation again in March 2021.

6th January 2021

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Flat 2 Tigh an Urrais Tenancy

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We are now accepting applications for the tenancy of Flat 2 Tigh An Urrais, a 2-bedroom property above our office in Tarbert. The monthly rental for the flat is £340.00 (exclusive of rates and utilities).

Application forms can be downloaded here or obtained by emailing info@north-harris.org

Completed applications must be returned to the North Harris Trust or emailed to info@north-harris.org no later than 5pm on Friday 2nd October 2020

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Husinis Electric Hook-up Points Open

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The North Harris Trust Board have taken the decison to re-open the 5 electric hook up points at Husinis. Please note that we do not run a booking system for the site and so it opetates on a first “come first serve basis”.

The Huisinis Gateway Building remains closed although there is a 24h accesible toilet.

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Caraidean 28

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Due to the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in this summer, we have taken the decision to produce an online edition of our Caraidean Newsletter which is normally printed and posted out to all out Members & Friends. Despite all the restrictions and challenges these first 6 months of 2020 have been busy for us at NHT. Enjoy.

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COVID-19 Restrictions

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Although restrictions in Scotland have eased slightly, we still remain in lockdown. Phase 3 of the Scottish Government route map will allow for restrictions to be eased for travel and the preliminary date for this is 15th July, this date will be confirmed on 9th of July.

However, as we move into the “new normal” things will be different. From a North Harris Trust point of view much of the work we would normally be involved in has been suspended, this includes our guided walk programme and all volunteering work. Currently the Huisnis Gateway building and campervan hook ups remain closed for the foreseeable future. The commencement of some of our activities in the coming weeks and months will be carefully considered, in line with Scottish Govt guidance and widely advertised to keep the public informed.

If you have any queries, please contact us via info@north-harris.org

24th June 2020

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John Muir Trust Western Isles Community Ranger

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Hi i’m Clara, the new community ranger for the John Muir Trust based out here on the Western Isles, working between the North Harris Trust, West Harris Trust and Galson Estate Trust. My duties will be varied, from working with volunteer groups, leading guided walks and completing some habitat monitoring work. All of which I look forward to starting with any luck in the near future.

I grew up much further south on the Isle of Wight before moving to Scotland to undertake a BSc in conservation biology at University in Stirling and have been living in Caithness and Sutherland for the past year or so. I have a strong interest in wildlife conservation and the outdoors in general, spending much of my time out walking or looking for wildlife. I look forward to working and getting to know the islands and community during my time here.

 Clara April 2020

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North Harris Trust Events Cancelled

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‘Following direction on measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the North Harris Trust has cancelled all planned walks, activities and events until further notice.’

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AGM Notice 2020

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