Trust News

Community Development Plan Year 1 Update

The Tiree Community Development Plan provides a vision for the Trust’s work from 2023 to 2028. Over the course of the Development Plan, the Trust aims to work with Tiree’s community to progress the sustainable development of the island. This includes working to promote sustainable economic development, population growth, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, social well-being, and Tiree’s cultural heritage. This review document provides an update on progress in 2024, after one year of working to […]

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Community Climate Event

Saturday 27th April 2024, Old Steadings Hynish A day for us as a community to consider how climate change might affect Tiree, and what we can do about it. Join us for any or all of the activities below, all events are free but please let us know if you are coming as there are limited spaces. Refreshments will be provided. 10am Climate Fresk Workshop A playful and interactive workshop exploring the complex links between […]

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The two Trust staff working on Gaelic and our Chair

Call to reverse the decision to end the Gaelic Development Officer fund

We have today issued a letter, jointly with Tiree Community Council, calling for reconsideration of the decision, announced this week, to cease the funding of the Gaelic Development Officers fund, operated by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The fund is the primary source of core funding of community based capacity to undertake work to preserve the Gaelic language and encourage its use. Tiree has historically been one of the longer lasting examples of a community where Gaelic […]

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Our proposed new Articles – why the changes?

We have called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Trust for December 5th 2023. It will happen immediately before the usual AGMs for our company group. The EGM has been called in order to propose a new set of Articles of Association for approval. Articles of Association are essentially the “constitution” for the Trust. It is the legal document that lays down what the charity is for and how it operates. Every charity needs […]

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Your Development Trust needs you!

As you may have heard, we are shortly going to be holding the Annual General Meeting of the Trust. As part of that holding our regular elections for board directors/trustees of the charity. As a community body, our board is made up of a majority (9 out of 12) of elected members who must be Tiree residents, and whom are elected by our full members (who must also be Tiree residents). This ensures that we […]

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Trust EGM and Group AGMs 2023

Notice is hereby given of the following meetings: An Extraordinary General Meeting of the members of Tiree Community Development Trust, for the purposes of: Special Resolution: THAT the company approve and adopt the regulations contained in the articles of association attached (see below) as the articles of association of the company in substitution for and to the exclusion of the existing articles. Ordinary Resolution: THAT the company agree the annual membership subscription rate, as referred […]

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New initiative seeks to promote Gaelic in Tiree

Thugadh gairm car eadar-dhealaichte le coimhearsnachd eileanach a tha air dòigh ùr a lorg air taic a thoirt don Ghàidhlig ann an aon dhe na sgìrean mu dheireadh far a bheil i fhathast na cànan coimhearsnachd.   Tha Urras Thiriodh air a bhi air chùlaibh iomadh leasachadh sòisealta agus economach air an eilean thar 27 bliadhna, le Gàidhlig a-measg nam prìomhachasan. Tha mu 650 neach a’ còmhnaidh an Tiriodh, le beagan a bharrachd air 30% […]

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Jack is leaving the team – and we are recruiting a new projects officer

Having joined us a year and a half ago, Community Projects Officer Jack has been a powerhouse on the Trust team, playing a huge role in moving forward many projects and leading on the writing up the Community Development Plan based on the wide-ranging consultation with Tiree residents last year which saw nearly 300 people directly input their views. We’ve been very lucky to have him working for the good of Tiree. For non-work reasons, […]

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TIREE RENEWABLES FEASIBILITY STUDY

Tiree Renewable Energy Ltd. (TREL) are looking for a consultant to carry out a battery storage feasibility study, as outlined in the attached project brief. This feasibility studies aims to assess the potential benefits of installing battery storage alongside existing community-owned renewable generation. A particular focus of the study is assessing the viability of establishing an Energy Local club on Tiree. TREL Project Brief – Battery Storage Feasibility Study For individuals or organisations who would […]

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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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