Islanders are considering a community buyout of 10,000 acres of land on Harris.
If the sale goes ahead, it means that the whole of Harris would be owned by the community.
The latest piece of land under the spotlight is the coastal crofts and moorland of the Bays of Harris estate.
The estate encompasses most of the south end of Harris from Dieracleit to Leverburgh.
It also contains the island of Berneray, linked to North Uist by a causeway.
The Bays of Harris estate is owned by the Hitchcock family, who bought it for £5000 in 1925.
Islanders will meet at Leverburgh Hall on Thursday to see how much support there is for the proposal.
Alan Ross, of the South Harris community council, said: "We are just exploring the idea. We are right at the very start and are holding an informal meeting to do a straw poll to see if it is worthwhile going any further."
The area is blighted by severe depopulation, ageing communities, falling numbers of young people and a lack of jobs.
Neighbouring buyout estates like North Harris and West Harris, as well as the proposed Scalpay takeover, have enjoyed a new drive for regeneration and development once the land was under communal ownership.