After a lengthy, convoluted and at times acrimonious journey, the community of the Pairc Estate have voted to buy the estate from landlord Barry Lomas. The outcome of the ballot was announced this evening, with 166 in favour and 77 against, out of a turn-out of just over 62%.
This buy-out has taken more than ten years. I am pleased that it has
proved successful in the end, and would like to wish the Pairc Trust
good luck, prosperity and foresight in their management of the estate.