Urras Thiriodh, or Tiree Community Development Trust, is a charitable organisation that was set up to work towards long-term sustainable community development goals, and do our best to address vital service needs and improve the lives of the people who live here. We are community-led, run by an elected board of Tiree permanent residents.
You will find our office based within the Island Centre, Crossapol. Our office includes a public visitor information point, with an accessible toilet and baby changing facility open to the public during office hours.
Our Mission Statement To encourage and facilitate the sustainable development of the Isle of Tiree, with due regard to the unique culture, heritage and environment of the Island.
Legal Structure Tiree Community Development Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. SC 292902) and a registered charity (Scottish Charity No. SC 037018). We also operate as Parent of a Company Group containing four subsidiary trading companies wholly owned by us.
Our Rules of Engagement One of the key learning points over the early years of our development has been the importance of communication. Communication is vital to the Trust achieving its vision and for the Tiree community and we take our responsibility for this very seriously . It would be very useful if we could have some constructive feedback on what is working and what you feel we need to improve. So please support, guide and help us to build a solid foundation for Tiree to embrace the changes, opportunities and developments it faces.
Our Terms of Engagement are
- To be inclusive for the whole Community
- We will endeavour to acknowledge your communication within 3 working days.
- Our key communication channels are regular updates in An Tirisdeach, public meetings in Tiree, our office and our website.
We welcome your questions and constructive feedback but please respect that we are a small, very busy team. Communication is a two way process and we aim for an inclusive approach to enable us to inform the community on Tiree. In all of our communications we will endeavour to be
and we feel that it is reasonable to expect the same of those corresponding with us.
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Phyl joined the Trust as General Manager in June 2021 and has experience leading in areas of staff support, organisation administration, finances and fundraising and supporting a busy team to run multiple projects
Kate is responsible for Trust Operations, manages the office and provides project and process support to the Trust Board, subsidiaries, teams and projects.
Shari provides financial admin support for the Trust Group. This involves good record keeping using Sage, invoicing, payroll etc. If there is something Shari doesn’t know about Excel, it’s not worth knowing!!
Lauren is the newest member of the team and is responsible for assisting the Ops Managers with admin tasks. Lauren local knowledge is also invaluable to the team!
Hayley is responsible for safeguarding and promoting the island’s environment , including monitoring responsible access in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, delivering wildlife walks & environmental activities, engaging with visitors, managing the croft site camping scheme and much more.
Willie is our Youth Work Coordinator and is responsible for updating and delivering our Youth Development Plan, focusing on creating new opportunities, organising fun, healthy activities and learning new skills.
Jack is one of our Community Projects Officers who started working for the Trust in March this year. Jack will be working on executing various projects across the Trust, including the creation of an updated Community Development Plan.
Emmie is responsible for the Cruas Project. She runs the behind-the-scenes admin, including writing project proposals, funding applications, developing long-term plans for the Cruas Project, and connecting with similar projects across the islands. She is also a qualified career adviser! She is also the Events Officer for the Trust, planning events such as the fireworks and Christmas lights switch-on.
Fiona is also responsible for the Cruas Project. She undertakes home visits to residents and supports applications to the Cruas Fund.