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Residents take over Scalpay

IslandI didn’t realise I would be writing about this almost two years after I first noticed that the island of Scalpay might be given their island for free.

But a little later, there was another story and it turned out that they were indeed to have a say on a community buy-out.

Now, the story has just about been wound up, as the islanders have voted to take over the running of their island, which lies off Harris:

After a vote count at Scalpay Community Hall on Tuesday evening it was determined that islanders were in favour of a take over with 197 for to eight against.

The island’s population has fallen by half since the 1970s and 80s and its primary school closed in June after the roll fell to four.

Via: Residents to take over running of Scalpay after laird gifted island | Highlands & Islands | News | STV

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November 8, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian | , ,

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