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Collection TS4 - Co-Chomunn na Pairc, Kershader, Isle of Lewis

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Co-Chomunn na Pairc, Kershader, Isle of Lewis


  • 1978-present day (Creation)

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c3 linear metres

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Name of creator

Co-Chomunn na Pairc, Kershader, Isle of Lewis (1978-)

Administrative history

Co-Chomunn na Pairc was formed in the 1970s through the program run by the Highlands and Islands Development Board for community co-operatives.

In 2001, it became a company limited by guarantee and then in 2007, it was registered as a charity. During this time, the Co-Chomunn made and sold knitwear and also ran a salmon hatchery. The Co-Chomunn is managed by a committee of management.elected by the co-operatives membership.

In January 2010, a wholly owned subsidiary company was established called Ravenspoint Trading Ltd to run the café and shop which is located within the Ravenspoint Centre, Kershader.

The Co-Chomunn also run a 14 bed hostel, and rent space to Comann Eachdraidh na Pairs, the Islands Book Trust and the Angus “Ease” Macleod Archive.

In 2011, the Co-Chomunn commenced building work to extend one wing of the Ravenspoint Centre into a space which will accommodate a new tea room, new kitchen, more exhibition space and toilets.

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Scope and content

Rules booklet 1978; minute books 1979-1995; seal book 1979-1992; correspondence 1986-1995; register of members 1978-1990; annual reports and accounts 1982-1999; financial records 1981-2006; insurance 1982-1986; building plans and alterations 1992-1994; Ravenspoint Development Papers 1992-1998; Pairc Salmon Ltd documents 1985-1994; Hostel documents1997-2004; Knitwear 1978-1995; Staff Tax Records 1985-1993; Miscellaneous 2004

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Conditions governing access

Records held privately. Please contact Tasglann nan Eilean Siar in the first instance.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Scottish Gaelic

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Paper records, photographs

Finding aids

Digital and manual survey list available in the searchroom of Tasglann nan Eilean Siar

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