Following the gift of the Isle of Scalpay to the local community by the landowner Fred Taylor the community of Scalpay voted to merge with the North Harris Trust. The formal transfer of Scalpay from Mr Taylor to NHT took place in Tigh an Urrais on 22 November 2013.
On Monday 6 January 2014 the Trust welcomed its newest member of staff. Ann-Marie Hewitt, a native of the Isle of Harris, has been appointed as the Trust’s Development Officer for the Isle of Scalpay. The post of Scalpay Development Officer is funded for two years by an award from the Scottish Land Fund, administrated by the Big Fund.
The Development Officer will work with the Directors and the wider Scalpay community to facilitate developments on the island and to encourage active engagement of residents in the North Harris Trust.
Ann-Marie can be contacted via phone, 01859 502 222, or via email Scalpay@north-harris.org