Our Island, Our Future

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

On Friday 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced that the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme ( SSEISS)  will be extended, giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus.  Individuals can continue to apply for the first SEISS grant until 13 July. Under the first grant, eligible individuals can claim a taxable grant worth 80% […]

Flexible Furloughing

On Friday 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced that the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme(CJRS) is being extended.  From 1 July 2020, businesses will be given the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time. This is a month earlier than previously announced to help support people back to work. Individual firms will decide the hours and shift patterns […]

Plan for When you Can- Advice for peo...

The Scottish Government roadmap out of Lockdown sets out a phased route for easing the lockdown restrictions in Scotland. Phase 1 of the roadmap is due to come in to force on Friday 29th of May. Moving to the subsequent phases of easing lockdown will take place once specific criteria around Covid-19 and our ability to manage […]

Scottish Government Consultation on E...

Closing date for participation:  31st May 2020  An Advisory Group on Economic Recovery has been established by the Scottish Government to provide independent expert advice on supporting the sectors and regions of Scotland’s economy to recover from the impact of COVID-19.  As part of this process an open invitation has been issued with a ‘call for views’. This is […]

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 […]