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.
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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