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Collection CCN - Co-Chomunn Nis, community co-operative, Ness, Isle of Lewis

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Co-Chomunn Nis, community co-operative, Ness, Isle of Lewis


  • 1970s-1980s (Creation)

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Co-Chomunn Nis (c1970s-1980s)

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Co-Chomunn Nis was established in the Ness areas of the Isle of Lewis in the 1970s as a community co-operative. As well as running a shop, and for a time a mobile van shop, it also operated a series of poly tunnels.
As the Co-Chomunn was a community co-operative its membership was drawn from the community who all held shares in the company.
The company was wound up in the 1980s.

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Register of members c1970s-1980s; photographs c1970s-1980s; address stamps n.d.

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  • English

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Digital item list available at the Comann Eachdraidh Nis

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