Our second election for the remaining Director on the Board of Sealladh na Beinne Mòire is now open. Nomination forms have been posted out to all Full Members and any member wishing to stand should return their forms to the office by 12pm on Friday 26th August 2016.
We would like to encourage as many members as possible to take the opportunity to represent their community and stand for election to sit on the S
Stòras Uibhist are delighted to announce that they are corresponding with the Scottish Government to relocate the Land Commission to a site on South Uist. We will undoubtedly be competing with other sites around Scotland, but South Uist provides a unique and mutually beneficial development opportunity, for both the Commission and Stòras.
Not only do the Islands provide the perfect setting for such a high profile
Storas Uibhist has joined forces with Hebridean Housing Partnership, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, North Uist Development Company and Taighean Innse Gall to set up a survey of housing needs in Uist.
The survey is to be delivered to all households in week commencing 11 July and all householders are encouraged to participate – home owners, HHP tenants and private tenants. Entry can be anonymous, but all those who stat
The following SnBM Community Funds were recently awarded;
£1,000 – Taigh Chearsabhagh – Video production and workshops for Eilean Dorcha Festival.
£250 – Dochas Highland Dancers – Attendance at Hebridean Celtic Festival
£300 – Benbecula FC – Training equipment
£300 – An Comunn Phìobaireachd Uibhist & Barraidh – Young Piper of the Year competition costs
£300 – Urra
Strategic plan & structure review
The Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021 is in draft format. Please see a shortened consultation version on the link below. We are welcoming feedback on the plan. Feedback can be provided by email or letter preferably or by phone/ in person and responses would be appreciated by 31st July 2016.
Stòras Uibhist Directors and Staff will be available at the South Uist Games and South U
Due to issues with our website we have been unable to update the section for SnBM Board Meeting Minutes.
Until this is resolved the outstanding minutes are listed here;
April 2016 Board Meeting Minute
March 2016 Board Meeting Minute
February 2016 Board Meeting Minute
There was no Board Meeting held in January 2016
December 2015 Board Meeting Minute
The following SnBM Community Fund awards were approved this month;
£6,715 North Boisdale Township – Machair Access Track Repairs
£1,000 Uist & Barra Junior Football Club – Attendance at Dublin Cup Tournament, Ireland
£1,000 Artist’s Collective `So Much Depends Upon’ – Residency Exchange
£300 Daliburgh Post Office – Purchase of Fridge
The 2016 election process for two Directors of Sealladh na Beinne Mòire is now complete.
Unfortunately this year, there were only two nominations received for the three vacancies on the Board. Our Articles of Association require that elected directors are elected by our full members in a secret ballot and therefore the election process had to be undertaken, with a second election process taking place in August for
There will be a meeting to discuss the closure of the Visit Scotland office in Lochboisdale and whether the community wishes to take over the building and/ or visitor services. Alan MacKenzie from Visit Scotland will be attending the meeting.
We are working with CnES to establish the formal position in respect of ownership of the offices and any conditions/ constraints that may be applied on whoever takes over t
A new Chief Executive has been appointed to Stòras Uibhist, the community land owner of the 93,000 acre estate covering the islands of Eriskay, South Uist, and part of Benbecula. Dr Fraser Quin, aged 51, is presently Chief Executive of the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh, a charity working in the dementia care sector, and also offering befriending services for carers.
He has extensive experience in running his o
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