Now that the Fund has been in operation for over a year, a review of processes and criteria has been carried out. The following changes have now been confirmed; – There is no longer a 2-stage application process. One application form is now submitted but all required supporting documentation must be submitted with it and by the deadline. A checklist is provided on the last page of the application to help ensure
Cothrom and Community Energy Scotland successfully applied for funding from Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel & Transport programme to carry out a feasibility study into creating a low carbon travel and transport hub in Uist, and the creation of a Development Plan for Uist to actively increase the number of electric vehicles in Uist.
There will be further funding available early next year to develop an e
For the first time in living memory, Stòras Uibhist staff are having a full staff training day on Friday 4th November 2016. Unfortunately therefore, the office will be shut all day.
It will be a great opportunity to get the team together, discuss future strategy, allocate Departmental jobs (!) and discuss how we will be operating over the coming years.
Although we don’t want to shut the office to the Co
Joanna Peteranna and Kathleen Stewart form HIE, and Fraser and Jennifer from Storas Uibhist visited Harris Distillery yesterday. Yes, it was a business meeting!
Simon Erlanger the MD at HD was an excellent host and his description of how and why the HD came in to being was inspirational.
I’m sure Simon will be an invaluable ally to us as we develop our distillery on the estate. One of his key pieces of advice
The following SnBM Community Fund awards were approved recently;
For details of previous approvals and for more information on the Community Fund, eligibility, how to apply etc please go to www.storasuibhist.com/community-fund
Business Start Up
North Uist Amateur Athletic Club
Attendance at competition at Emirates Arena
Salar Hebridean Smokehouse
CHANGES TO APPLICATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Now that the Fund has been in operation for over a year, a review of processes and criteria has been carried out. The following changes have now been confirmed;
– There is no longer a 2-stage application process. One application form is now submitted but all required supporting documentation must be submitted with it and by the deadline. A checklist is provided on the
Stòras Uibhist are delighted to have been succesful in our grant application for funding towards a South Uist Estates Energy options study. We hope to appoint consultants shortly following an open tendering procedure.
The former Stòras Uibhist Office Askernish is offered for sale. Only the building footprint will be sold.
The building is in need of demolition. Access is limited as it falls within the property boundary of an existing private residence.
Offers in confidence to the CEO at Oifis Stòras by Friday 29th October.
Please feel free to call the CEO for further information.
Tel: 01878 700 101 / e-mail : fraser.quin@s
At Community Land Scotland’s annual conference, SnBM director Lorne Macleod hosted Roseanna Cunningham MPSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. As many will know Lorne is also Chair of Community Land Scotland, so SnBM and Storas Uibhist have a seat at the top table when it comes to Land Reform, lobbying and policy development.
Chief Executive Dr Fraser Quin attended on behalf of St
All members will now have received their members survey, either via e-mail or by post. We have now extended the deadline to return the surveys to Friday 7th October.
Please could we encourage all members to respond to this confidential survey in order to get a true reflection of members thoughts and opinions of the company as a whole.
We would like to encourage members to provide us with their e-mail details in o
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