There is a chance for people in the Breasclete area to express their views on the take over of the local community workshop by the community itself - but you have to do it by Wednesday (August 26th)

The Community Workshop in Breasclete was built as part of the Integrated Development Programme (IDP) in the 1980s for holding agricultural training courses and for the community from Dalmore to Garynahine to use as a space to maintain agricultural machinery.

Since its construction, the building and the land surrounding it has been owned by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) and managed by a committee of local individuals.

CnES now wish to dispose of the asset and have approached the community regarding a community purchase. Following a number of public meetings regarding the future of the workshop, Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh (UOC) are investigating the feasibility of a community purchase.

The Scottish Land Fund has supported the costs of an asbestos survey, valuation and structural survey. UOC are currently carrying out a feasibility study that will result in a detailed report and business plan. The study has included desktop research and telephone interviews. Due to Covid-19 they have been unable to hold any physical community consultation events.

To help understand the community views on the proposal for the building and surrounding land UOC have put together a short online community survey.

It will take less than five minutes and they would love to hear as many views as possible. The villages mentioned in the survey list are:

Dalmore
Upper and Park Carloway
Garenin
Borrowston
Knock Carloway
Doune Carloway
Kirivick
Tolsta Chaolais
Breasclete
Callanish
Garynahine
Lochganvich
Linshader

The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communityworkshop2020 .

The survey will close on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

If you would like to find out more about this project or be one of our telephone interviewees, please contact us on 01851 643481 or by email to dThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..