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A Butt of Lewis business opportunity for local food vendors is available as the site is developed ahead of summer tourist season.

Lewis food vendors are being encouraged to apply for the opportunity to pitch their catering truck at what is described aS one of the busiest tourist spots on the island.

Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (Galson Estate Trust) is currently working to add some new facilities at the location.

This week saw work begin on a much-needed toilet block, and UOG, which has managed the Galson Estate since 2007 when the estate became community owned, is also looking to hear from any local food vendors who would be interested in pitching their catering truck at the Butt of Lewis during peak season.

Jemma MacVicar, Executive Manager, Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn, said: “As the number of tourists, and in particular cruise ship passengers, visiting the Isle of Lewis every year increases, we are keen to ensure that we are able to offer good facilities at spots across North Lewis, whilst also supporting local businesses.

“The income generated from the campervan site at the Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn Business Centre has partially contributed to the purchase and installation of the toilet blocks at the Butt of Lewis, which will be completed within the next few weeks. We are also grateful to Highlands & Islands Enterprise for providing further funding for the development of the toilet block.

“We are keen to speak to local catering businesses who would be interested in pitching their catering truck at the Butt of Lewis during peak season, which we believe could be a profitable opportunity for someone.”


If you would like to apply, or find out more about this opportunity, please contact Heather Macleod, Development Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..