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Stornoway Trust Election of Trustees – 30th March 2021


(Incorporated by Act of Parliament)



Notice is Hereby Given That


  1. The election of Trustees under Deed of Trust by the Right Honourable William Hesketh, Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles, dated 12th November, 1923, and Registered in the Books of Council and Session on 21st January, 1924, as the said Deed of Trust was amended (i) by a Scheme of Administration approved by the Lords of Council and Session by Decree dated 7th January and extracted on the 12th day of June both in the year 1928; (ii) in terms of the Stornoway Trust Order Confirmation Act, 1975, and (iii) by Decree of the Lords of Council and Session dated 30th November, 1993, will take place on 30th March 2021.
  2. The number of persons to be elected as Trustees is five.
  3. All persons who appear in the electoral register in respect of addresses within the area of the Trust estate and who are not subject to any legal incapacity at the date provided for are entitled to vote in the election.
  4. Any two persons, who themselves would qualify as Trustees, may nominate as a candidate any person not subject to any legal incapacity, who is qualified as an elector and who owns or occupies property within the area of the Trust estate at the date of nomination by sending to, or delivering at, the Office of the Trust, Leverhulme House, Perceval Square, Stornoway, before 4 pm on 9th March 2021, a nomination paper. Nomination papers can be had from the Estate office by prior arrangement, either via email to or by telephone on 01851 702002.  The Nomination paper must be dated and signed by two persons nominating, and by the candidate nominated, or some other persons duly authorised in that behalf and must contain the names in full, places of abode and designations of the two persons making the nomination, and of the candidate nominated.  On receipt of a nomination paper, the Returning Officer may require candidates to produce such evidence that they are the owners or occupiers of property within the areas of the Trust estate as the Returning Officer in his sole discretion shall consider satisfactory and failing the Returning Officer being so satisfied, he shall reject the nomination.
  5. Any candidate may be withdrawn by notice of withdrawal given to the Returning Officer at the Office of the Trust, Leverhulme House, Perceval Square, Stornoway, not later than 4 pm on 16th March 2021, provided that no such withdrawal shall be competent when its effect would be to reduce the total number of persons nominated for election below the number of persons to be elected as Trustees and provided also that such notices shall have effect in the order in which they are delivered. The notice of withdrawal must be signed by the candidate or some other person duly authorised by him/her in that behalf.
  6. As soon as possible after the date mentioned in the preceding regulation, a list will be published of the candidates nominated and not withdrawn, giving the full names, places of abode, and designations of such candidates.
  7. In the event of the election being contested, all voting shall be a postal ballot with those eligible to vote being sent a ballot paper to return by post.
  8. The deadline for receipt of postal votes shall be noon on 30th March 2021.
  9. Due to Covid19 restrictions the provision of a ballot box shall not be available in the Estate office on this occasion.
  10. Each Elector may give one vote and no more for each of any number of candidates not exceeding the number to be elected. A BALLOT PAPER IS INVALID ON WHICH [a] a cross is placed opposite the names of more than the number of candidates to be elected; or [b] it cannot be determined for which candidate or candidates the vote is recorded; or [c] any mark is placed by the voter by which he/she may afterwards be identified.




Estate Office
Leverhulme House Iain Maclennan Maciver
Perceval Square Factor of the Stornoway Trust Estate
Stornoway Returning Officer
Isle of Lewis



Friday 13th December is Movie Night at the Woodlands!

C H R I S T M A S   M O V I E    N I G H T

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Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.

Get in the Christmas mood at the Woodlands Cafe this December

We are holding our very first cinema night at the Woodlands Cafe on Friday 13th December.

Why don’t you make a night of it and try out our Pizza menu before the film

12 inch pizza £6.95
Pizza will available from 4pm to 5:30pm!

The movie will start at 6pm! 

Child Ticket cost of £5 per child and as a Special Introductory Offer, Adult Tickets will also cost just £5

Cinema Tickets come with Free popcorn and hot chocolate!

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Thursday 12th December – Get creative!

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday 12th December 3pm

Upstairs at the Woodlands Centre Cafe

Try you hand at wreath making this festive season, with a unique hands-on workshop from our Head Gardener Jack . Enjoy an afternoon of unleashing your creativity with a fun task that’ll get you in the Christmas spirit.

Jack will show you how to craft your own plastic free, sustainable wreath using materials gathered from the Grounds including moss, flora and seasonal foliage


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Christmas Activities at the Woodlands Cafe

We have SOOOO much going on – come and see us!

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Call Eilidh on 706916 or book at the Cafe

Ages 4 – 12 welcome – please be aware that parental supervision is required and no child can attend unaccompanied

This Christmas at the Woodlands Cafe

Kids Halloween Activities Morning

Wednesday 23rd October at 10am in the Woodlands Cafe

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Activities Morning at the Woodlands Cafe on Wednesday 23rd October at 10am

Ages 4 – 12 welcome – please be aware that parental supervision is required and no child can attend unaccompanied

Please RSVP to or phone 702 002

£5/ child:: £9 for 2::£12 for 3

Mums and Dads

Try our very creepy Halloween coffee flavours (limited time)

Pumpkin Spice & Spiced Toffee Apple

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Why not try one of our other new coffee flavours which include: Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Toffee Apple



An Evening of Storytelling – International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the largest anti-slavery organisation in the world – working to protect the world’s poorest from violence. Back in 2017 we ran an event called ‘Just Ride’ – where a team of cyclists cycled the Hebridean Way (185 miles in 3 days) fundraising for our work – they raised over £15,000 (enough to fund three entire rescue operations of people from slavery!). Due to its success, we are running the event again this year! From 14th-16th September a team of 12 of us will be cycling from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis, and to celebrate, we are having an event at the Woodlands Centre Café to finish!
We are holding an ‘Evening of Storytelling’, on Monday 16th September, 19:30-21:00. The evening will be very relaxed, with light refreshments and stories from International Justice Mission (IJM) from the frontline of the fight against modern slavery, from the ‘Just Ride’ cyclists and an open mic for any attendees who want to share local stories.
Tickets are free, but for numbers we would appreciate people registering via Eventbrite.


As part of Community Land Week (10th 18th August 2019), the Trust is organising the following:
Lews Castle Grounds, Plant Nursery Open Day, Thurs 15th August: 10am – 3pm
All are welcome to visit the Castle Grounds plant nursery located beside the Sawmill (use Marybank entrance or walk up behind the College) between 10am and 3pm. Tea and coffee provided. Take a tour around the nursery with our new Gardens Team to see what is being grown for the Castle Grounds and Woodlands Cafe, including the many trees and shrubs required for the Lews Castle Grounds Regeneration project.
Lews Castle Grounds, Castle Grounds Regeneration Project Walking Tour, Fri 16th August: 1pm in the Castle Carpark
If you are interested in a close up view of some of the works taking place as part of the Castle Grounds Regeneration project, a walking tour will be taking place this Friday with the Project Officer starting at 1pm. Please RSVP to Jo Bagrie on or 702 002. Tea and coffee provided afterwards at the Woodlands Café.