A Long and Tangled Saga – the Story of the Pairc Estate Buyout
I was commissioned by the Pairc Trust in 2016 to write an independent history of the community buyout (in December 2015) of the 28,500-acre Pairc Estate in south east Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Important were the lessons to be learnt from the buyout. It is unusual amongst community buyouts in its complexity and also the length of time taken to complete – thirteen years.
Due to be published by Acair 2021