The closing date for Directors nominations for Sealladh na Beinne Mòire, the community company that owns the South Uist Estate, has now passed and three candidates have put themselves forward for election.
There are two vacancies on the Board this year as Kate MacDonald and Neil Campbell were required to stand down as part of the rolling process that ensures all the Directors stand down over a period of three year
The long-awaited repair work to the damaged drainage outlet at Smerclate commenced this week. The outlet channel was progressively weakened over the years and completely ruined in the 2005 storm. Local contractor, MacInnes Bros Ltd are carrying out the repairs and work is expected to be complete in the next few months.
Stὸras Uibhist met yesterday with Derek MacKay MSP, Minister for the Islands and Minister for Transport. Mr MacKay MSP was accompanied on his meeting with Stὸras Uibhist by Alasdair Allan MSP, Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, Angus Campbell, Leader of the Council, Council officers and Graeme Laidlaw of Transport Scotland.
Derek MacKay MSP visited the new development at Lochboisdale and complimented the organisati
Stòras Uibhist are excited to announce the much anticipated SnBM Community Fund will open for enquiries and applications on Tuesday 7th April 2015. Projects which will deliver clear economic and/or social benefits for the local community will be welcome to apply.
Stòras Uibhist are also seeking representation from the community on
– the Management Committee which will oversee the running of the Fund
Sealladh na Beinne Mòire (SnBM) is now recruiting to appoint the following 4 positions –
Applications forms can be downloaded here –
Application Form – Word doc
Application Form – pdf
On the 18th February 2015, Outer Hebrides Tourism held a meeting in Stoneybridge Hall for tourism industry members in South Uist and Benbecula where they reported some startling figures regarding the availability of online ferry bookings across the Outer Hebrides. The ability to book to / from Lochboisdale during summer months was highlighted as particularly poor.
This, along with the current level of cancellati
Following the approval of £30,000 from CnES Community Capital Grant and £221,973 from the Coastal Communities Fund towards the Gateway Lochboisdale Project which will refurbish the old fishing pier in the village, Lochboisdale Development Ltd will be holding a public meeting in Lochboisdale Hotel this Thursday, 12th February 2015. Members of the public are invited to come to view the plans and to provide t
Stòras Ghàidhlig, Grogarry Lodge, South Uist, w/c Sunday 19th April 2015
(please note amended date)
Stòras Uibhist are offering a unique opportunity for intermediate to more fluent Gàidhlig learners to spend a ‘Learning Week’ in South Uist and its surrounding communities, enhancing and developing their use of Gàidhlig through a total immersion programme.
The Residential Learning Week will be based at the e
Stòras Uibhist is pleased to announce that subsidiary company, Lochboisdale Development Limited (LDL), has been awarded a grant of £221,973 to the Gateway Lochboisdale Project for the refurbishment of the quayside area in Lochboisdale village. The funds have been approved from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), administered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of the Crown Estate.
As previously announced LDL has a
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