The Pairc Trust is was formed in 2003 and is a charitable body representing the people of South Lochs, whose main objectives are to purchase thelocal estate on behalf of the community and to maximise the benefits accruing to the community from any windfarm built on the estate. The PaircTrust evolved from the Pairc Windfarm and Community Liaison Groups which were formed with the support of the Erisort Trust in 2003, in responseto the proposal by the Estate - Pairc Crofters Ltd - that Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd be allowed to erect a windfarm capable of generating 250Megawatts of electrical energy on Pairc Estate. The estate is located in the south-east part of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and comprises of crofting townships and a population ofapproximately 400, situated on the coast and a hinderland of common and agricultural grazings. It is bounded on the West by a sporting estate(Eishken) and the head of Loch Seaforth. Loch Erisort forms most of the Northern boundary with the Minch to the East and South and Loch Shell tothe South and West and meeting up again with the Eishken boundary to enclose its bounds. The population all reside in twelve townships, thenearest to the main town of Stornoway being about 14 miles distant by road and the farthermost about 30 miles.
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