• Sporting Estates

    Lot 18: Uig Crofters

    by  • 12 May 2010 • History, Land Issues, Sporting Estates • 1 Comment

    [singlepic=1120,243] In 1923, Lord Leverhulme began to dispose of his Lewis estates, first offering to give the island to its inhabitants.  Stornoway Town Council and Stornoway Trust accepted Lews Castle and the crofts around the town, but Lewis District Council feared that on the sporting and crofting estates the expenditure exceeded the income, and declined [...]

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