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Three surveys have been launched by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Heritage Service to gauge interest in the development of heritage trails in the Outer Hebrides.  

Heritage groups, landowners (including grazing committees), and local businesses are being asked to participate in order to help inform how heritage trails will be delivered in the future. Consultation with landowners in particular is important as early as possible in the process.    

The surveys are part of Heritage Trails Development Project, which stems from the Great Place Strategy and aims to develop trails covering the whole of the Western Isles, driving economic development and highlighting the islands’ heritage. It is funded by the Scottish Government. 

An essential part of its work prior to any proposals for new or amended trails is community and stakeholder consultation. The surveys are aimed at gathering consistent responses that can be collated and used as a future reference.  

To participate in the surveys, which are hosted on SurveyMonkey, the following links can be used: 

Suirbhidh Leasachadh Shlighean Dualchais (Dualchas)         
Heritage Trail Development Survey (Heritage)    

Suirbhidh Leasachadh Shlighean Dualchais (Uachdaranan-fearainn)       
Heritage Trails Development Survey (Land Owners) 

Suirbhidh Leasachadh Shlighean Dualchais (Gnìomhachas)      
Heritage Trails Development Survey (Businesses) 

The deadline for survey responses is Friday December 22.

Further information on the Heritage Trails Development project can be received by contacting Louise Matthews, Heritage Trails Development Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk.