Meeting with Co-op regional Manager

On Wednesday 27th February the Trust met with Stuart Miller, Regional Manager for the Co-operative food store after some members of the community had expressed concern about the rise in prices and reduction in stock available at the Tiree Co-op store. On pricing, Mr Miller said they were looking at ways of keeping costs down and are looking at pricing by type of store rather than size of store as is the current method. On […]

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HIE funded Local Development Officer

Now Lynne has moved to RBS, the Trust has appointed Jackie Jones and Sam Bouchnak to job share the Local Development Officer role. Message from Jackie: As a retired Project Manager from Royal Mail I feel privileged to be able to bring my skills to the Trust and promote the future sustainable development of Tiree. I am looking forward to supporting Local Community Groups and help them achieve fruition of their projects which in turn […]

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National Youth Work Week on Tiree

National Youth Work Week on Tiree  2012 We celebrated National Youth Work Week on Tiree through a sequence of diverse workshops and events over the course of five days. The young people helped me decide which activities and workshops to organise through consultation sheets at School Café. We had 12 different Workshops, A community bonfire, a Movie night and a final Twilight Themed night.  Altogether 48 children and Young people and 14 adults took part […]

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Tiree Transport Forum re-established

Tiree Transport Forum has been re-established to look at current transport issues affecting the island and met on Thursday 15th November to agree which issues should be raised with local council and lobbied with local MP’s. If you are interested in getting involved with the group then please get in touch with the Trust. Minutes of the meeting on the 15th can be downloaded at the following link:  Notes from Transport Forum meeting 15 11 12

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Tiree (Argyll) Array – Public Information Day

Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) held a Public Information Day (PID) at An Talla on Tiree on 30th October 2012. The event aimed to update the Tiree community on progress that has been undertaken on the project up to and throughout 2012. The most notable update informed the community of SPR’s intention to reduce the size of the windfarm site from 300 turbines to 215 turbines (6Mw), avoiding the area around Skerryvore lighthouse. Display panels presented […]

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Kirkapol Church Project – Funding Application Submitted

We have submitted a funding application last week to the Architectural Heritage Fund for help towards the cost of an options appraisal for Kirkapol Church. This would provide us with detailed Information about the condition of the building and potential renovations costs. We would then look at various potential uses for the space. Early suggestions for the use include: • A craft/Art centre • A chapel of rest • Office space • Leisure facility/climbing wall […]

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Tiree Onshore Scenario Mapping – Final Report

The Tiree Onshore Scenario Mapping study has considered the potential implications of any future Operations and Maintenance activity associated with the proposed Argyll Array offshore windfarm for the community of Tiree. Argyll and Bute Council have been working in partnership with the Scottish Government, Marine Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Crown Estate and in consultation with Tiree Community Development Trust, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, Scottish Natural Heritage, NHS and Scottish Power Renewables. The […]

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Tiree Shortlisted for UK Social Enterprise Award

  We are delighted to anounce the Tiree has been shortlisted as one of five finalists in the ‘Social Enterprise Town’ category of the 2012 Social Enterprise UK Awards in recognition of the impact of the Community Wind Turbine Project. Tiree is the only Scottish community to be recognised in this category and this is a massive acheivement in itself. The entry was submitted by Tiree Community Development Trust with support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The winner […]

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