||A properly constituted community body
||GHCT has a strong and active board. Systems and processes are established; a business plan is produced.
||A strengthened community
||The Trust enjoys very good community support. The community is energised. People communicate with each other, we hold occasional social events, we share a vision. There is improved integration between young and old, and across different backgrounds
||Links with neighbouring communities improved
||Aird is no longer so isolated from the wider community. We have transformed ourselves from a place that nobody wants to visit, into a progressive, positive community leading by example and making a full contribution to the area.
||Broad base of Public Support
||After extensive media coverage and the development of a good internet presence, we have achieved support from a range of groups around the country. GHCT is building a brand.
||A secret land shared
||We have opened the land to public access for the first time since 1951: a stunning landscape seen only by a privileged few. The land has been made safe for public access after MOD tenure.
||Land reclaimed for agricultural use
||The land is being used for grazings .
||Natural environment partly remediated
||Eyesores have been removed, turned greener; a brown field made greener.
||Our heritage better understood
||Our research has revealed a fascinating heritage, contemporary and cultural history, geographic, geological and archaeological features previously unknown.
||Artist and sculptors are inspired; ideas abound.
||Local contractors employed
||Six contractors have earned revenue, enabling jobs to be retained and helping people to stay in the community.
||Educational opportunities created
||We have organised talks and workshops on permaculture, astronomy, marine mammals, and heritage.
||Local businesses supported
||Aird self-catering, cleaning, growing businesses and Uig retail and tourism businesses have already started o benefit.
||New businesses started
||The Trust has attracted its first startup busness: catering for a new learning centre.
||Waste materials from the MOD land ranging from timber to sheep manure have been re-used by the community.
||Built environment improved
||We’ve had a community clear-up. Work is underway to create a good impression for visitors by converting a derelict building at the entrance to the village.