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Tilley Repairs

Enercon wind turbine engineers from the mainland are currently on the island to carry out essential repairs to a generator fault on Tilley, the community turbine, which could take approximately 3 weeks. TREL has been in contact with Scottish Government to confirm that travel for this reason is allowed under current guidance and the engineers have been […]

Help with mortgages to continue for h...

On the 25th May the Government announced that homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage due to Coronavirus will be able to extend their mortgage payment holiday for a further three months or alternatively can start making reduced payments.  The availability of a three-month mortgage holiday was first announced in March and the first of these will be coming to an end […]

Notice from SSE

The safety of our customers, staff and contractors has always been our number one priority and during the coronavirus pandemic, we have added extra safety and hygiene measures to keep everyone safe as we carry out our critical work. A key part of our commitment to safety is the on-going inspection of our equipment, and […]

Update from Tiree Medical Practice 22...

Update from the Medical Practice Firstly, thank you to everyone for your continued patience with our changed working practices at the surgery.  Many will know that when ringing for an appointment with the doctor or nurse, you now get a call back and your appointment may be completed by phone, or if needed we will […]

Mental Health During Covid-19

This week is mental health week. Signpost to mental health advice and wellbeing support during the Coronavirus.  We are all likely to be under increased pressure over this period. It is going to be crucial that we are all able to talk openly and honestly about our mental health and wellbeing and we know how […]

Tiree Community Support Assessment 

The Tiree Community Development Trust is keen to understand how the Covid-19 epidemic has impacted on our community. The information we collect from this short survey will guide our team on how we can help to support you and your families as the crisis develops.    Our survey contains 6 questions and takes no more than […]

Notice from Ruaridh Macgregor, Corpor...

Following Scottish Government guidance, we took the decision in March that the majority of our planned work, including our capital investment programme, would be temporarily paused to protect public health. In response to the latest guidance, reflecting the need to prioritise investment that is considered essential to the delivery of public services, we have established […]

Funding closing date announced Monday...

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship fund.   The volume of new applications for the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the £20 million Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Fund  has resulted in a closing date being announced. It is expected that both funds will reach their full capacity in the coming days, therefore anticipate these […]

BBC 4 PODCAST with Paul Lewis

9th May 2020 Useful 30-minute Podcast covering mortgages, advice on how to claim for support from the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, how to claim back ‘working from home’ costs and holiday refunds advice.  Pandemic-related salary cuts and being furloughed could affect your ability to get a mortgage. What will mortgage providers take into account – your previous normal salary or your 80% rate? And will job types in sectors […]

Transitioning out of the current lock...

Tiree’s Community Council would like to encourage local residents and all those who have a connection to Tiree to participate in this ‘Framework for Decision making” consultation as our views need to be heard.    The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised the need for transparency when she launched the framework and invited the people of Scotland to engage in this conversation to help […]