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Assynt Crofters Trust - North Assynt Estate

In the spring of 1992 the North Lochinver Estate, covering 21,300 acres and running from Achmelvich to Loch Nedd, was put up for sale in several small lots. For people living there, the prospect of a multiplicity of disinterested or negligent landlords loomed large. At a public meeting, the crofters unanimously resolved to mount a cam­paign to buy the land and secure the future for themselves and future genera­tions through the control of their own resources. Inspiration came from the struggles of the past to hold onto this hard won land and also from the widespread support which the campaign gained. And so, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust was formed by the Estate's crofters, with an elected Director serving on the Board for each township. On 1st February 1993, history turned full circle when the Assynt Crofters’ Trust took title to the land and, in the words of the local MP, 'lit a bea­con throughout Scotland'. A beacon of hope for a more secure future and a say in that future!

Assynt Crofters Trust - North Assynt Estate
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