Community Meeting - Doune Broch Feasibility Study

Following the results of the last community consultation and feasibility study, we have been investigating the potential for improvements to the visitor centre and wider visitor offering at the Broch. This includes the proposal that was put forward of Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh purchasing the car-park and visitor centre from Urras nan Tursachan.


To allow us to investigate the potential for improvements and the suitability of any change of ownership structure we have secured funding, from the Scottish Land Fund, for surveys of the Broch Visitor Centre (building condition survey, valuation and asbestos survey) and some options appraisal and business planning by specialist consultants. The surveys have been carried out and the consultants (Duncan MacPherson, Faye MacLeod and Calum Macleod) are carrying out work on the business planning and options appraisal with a view to have a final report by the end of March. They have carried out stakeholder interviews and background research.


Normally the next stage would be a community meeting or drop-in session in the Community Centre to allow them to share their finding and gather feedback from the community. Sadly, that isn’t possible at this time, so we would like to invite anyone interested to a Zoom meeting on Monday 22 February at 7pm. To register, please email or phone 01851 643481.

Health Walks Suspended

Covid-19 Community Support & Working Arrangements 

Covid-19 Working Arrangements
Our office in Carloway School remains closed to the public and all staff are working from home. It’s still business as usual and we are able to accept emails and arrange and take calls. Board meetings are taking place by video conference. If you would like to get in touch, please call us on the usual number - 01851 643481 or email

Please take care during this difficult time
Community Land Week 2018 Film
Have you seen the short film made about the Bonnet Laird Walk? It is well worth a watch. 
The Community LED by Energy Champions project has now come to an end.
If you have any queries about this project or would like information on organisations that provide home energy advice, please contact us on 01851 643 481 or email

Health Walks are Back

Contact Details

Carloway School



Isle of Lewis


Tel: 01851 643481


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