Tiree Housing Needs and Demands Report 2023

We recently commissioned the Community Housing Trust to conduct an update to Tiree’s “Housing Needs and Demand Analysis”. This is a common report format which is used when considering public support for housing development, and to inform the mix of housing required. We are working towards beginning two housing construction projects as identified as the top priority for our Community Development Plan, and updating this report was a key first step. The report is now […]

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The page in the Trust Community Development Plan 2023-28 on housing

Long-term housing lets desperately needed in Tiree

Do you have a residential property in Tiree that is currently unused, under-used or operated for short-term holiday lets? Would you potentially consider offering the property on a long term basis for let to a Tiree resident family or key worker? We are currently aware of a number of serious needs for long-term lets among the community, including people we might lose from Tiree unless secure long-term housing options can be found for them. We […]

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Tiree Community Business Seeks Quotes For Energy Efficiency Works

Tiree Community Business (TCB) are inviting quotes from MSC accredited contractors for the installation of energy efficiency measures at the Island Centre in Crossapol. These measures include:      Installation of an air source heat pump      Installation of roof-mounted Solar PV array       Insulating the roof and walls    Replacing existing lighting with LED bulbs. For those interested in providing a quote, please submit your quote to jack@tireetrust.org.uk by 5PM Friday […]

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Childcare pilot survey

As part of the next steps of our work on a Childcare feasibility study for Tiree we are now exploring the demand for various childcare options, with a more specific survey. The survey seeks to clarify what Tiree parents would wish to use if we were to facilitate it being set up, and pin down what financial commitment Tiree parents could make to the cost of such a service/services. We encourage as many relevant people […]

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The Trust Office

Join our team in 2023

NOTE: This recruitment post was originally posted in May – things have moved on somewhat since then and our main requirements for now have been filled (mainly finance, governance and Gaelic development), or are otherwise being advertised in a conventional way (see the vacancy page). Could YOU be the next member of the Urras Thiriodh team? Tiree Trust has an ambitious set of goals to achieve over the next few years, and needs more capacity […]

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Business Units Allocations

Tiree Community Enterprise Ltd. (TCEL) will construct 4 light commercial business units in Crossapol, on a site directly west of the Island Centre. All units will have three phase power supply. Due to the high level of interest in the units, TCEL will conduct a formal allocations process to determine which interested parties will be allocated a business unit. This applications process is now open. The deadline for all application is 5pm Thursday 15th June. […]

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Childcare Feasibility Study report 2023

In late 2022 the Trust began working towards the goal of conducting an initial feasibility study for possible solutions to the childcare crisis in Tiree – a problem identified as one of the top priorities for the new Community Development Plan. We were fortunate enough to secure funding for this project, alongside the new Cruas pilot project, from Argyll and Bute Council’s Community-Led Learning and Development Fund, with the remaining funding from the Scottish Government […]

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Joint statement by Tiree Trust and Tiree Community Council on proposed “HPMA” legislation

The Trust has issued a joint statement on the proposed “Highly Protected Marine Areas” (also often referred to as “no-take” zones) legislation which has set a target of 10% of Scottish sea area to be given the new designation. Consultation on the proposed legislation is currently ongoing until April 17th. The joint statement can be found on the Tiree Community Council website here: http://tireecommunitycouncil.co.uk/hpmas-full-statement-by-tcc-and-tiree-trust/ The Trust will be submitting our own response to the consultation […]

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Recruiting – Community Projects Officer (Gàidhlig)

Urras Thiriodh is seeking to recruit a new member of our community projects team, with a lead focus on delivery of Gaelic development projects. The successful candidate will have fluent Gaelic, and be keen to work to promote and support Gaelic development and its retention as a living community language, but will also be part of delivering our wider projects aimed to ensuring a sustainable, prosperous future for our local community. The role is full […]

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Filling station Pricing Policy

As the filling station is community owned and operated, we are keen to be open and transparent about how our pricing policy for fuel and charging works. The station is not run on a for-profit basis, but it does have to cover operating costs (including staffing) and build up a reserve against future costs such as eventual replacement of pumping equipment, large repairs, etc. Any surplus that may remain is donated to the main Trust […]

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