Hebridean Hostels Trust

Objectives and aims

The principal object of the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust is to help all, especially young persons of limited means, to a greater knowledge and respect for the islands within the western coastal waters and sea of Scotland. This is achieved by providing or assisting local people to provide accommodation. The Trust is dedicated to running Berneray, Howmore and Rhenigidale hostels, in partnership with islanders, to a sound basic standard. Our goal is to provide hostellers with the opportunity to stay a while to get to know, and maybe come to love, the unique culture and natural environment of the islands.  We are proud to be part of the SYHA family.

The Trust was incorporated on 10 June 1988 to run the hostel activities of the Gatliff Trust. The Hebridean Hostellers group was started in 1984. The Gatliff Trust was founded by Herbert Gatliff in 1961.

The Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity, number SC 013360. It is also a company limited by guarantee with number SC 11157 Scotland.

Urras Osdailean Nan Innse Gall Gatliff and the Crofters Hostels are business names of the Trust.

Registered Office Address

30 Francis Street, Stornoway, Western Isles, HS1 2ND. Our registered office is hosted in the Stornoway Offices of Third Sector Hebrides.

Current Directors

Peter Clarke
Stuart Colley
John Humphries
John Joyce
Philip Lawson MBE
Dave Matthews
Julian Paren

For more information on the Directors look here.

For further information

Information on the Gatliff Trust.
Information on Herbert Gatliff.