NorthWest 2045 Meetings  

The group holds brief, informal fortnightly meetings to catch up on developments; share ideas and opportunities and discuss issues. The main discussion areas and decisions are captured below. 

7th September 2022

  • Introduction by Boyd Alexander - Highland Council NW2035 Repopulation Officer - on his role and the work going ahead. The group discussed:

    • the HC Open Market Purchasing scheme

    • crofting tenured land 

    • planning 

    • data needs

    • the drivers of housing needs - with initiatives underway by Melness Crofters' Estate and Highland Coast Hotels mentioned.


  • The next meeting of the NW2045 was discussed and agenda items suggested:

    • the role of NW2045 as a wider/ broader community forum

    • the next steps from the NW2045 Vision.



  • Actions agreed:

    • NW2045 meeting to be planned (Rachel / Lizzie to take forward).

    • Discussion with HC about how NW2045 can usefully provide updates to relevant forums/ groups.


For more information please contact Rachel Skene or Lizzie Williams.