Attracting and retaining employment in remote rural areas.
10 Year anniversary conference & dinner in South Uist – April 2017
Spend the day with us to discuss and debate some of the most pressing challenges facing those located in rural areas. Topics will include Communications, Connectivity, Youth Engagement, Tourism and Heritage, Land Management and Lobbying.
Friday 21st April
10.00 – 17.00 at St Peters hall
Speakers include Humza Yousaf, Charlotte Wright, Stewart Wilson, Ian Ross and more.
Topics to be discussed include Transport Links, Creating and Retaining Employment, Housing and Population, Connectivity and Land Management Youth Engagement, Tourism & Heritage and Lobbying
17.00 – Shuttle busses from hotels to venue will be available.
18.30 at South End Community Hall
Arrival drinks followed by a complimentary dinner.
Detailed timeline will be available closer to the date.
Getting Here & Accommodation
From the mainland there is a regular ferry crossing from Oban and Mallaig to Lochboisdale, just 3 miles from Daliburgh, where our event will be held.
There is also a daily sailing from Uig in Skye to Lochmaddy in North Uist.
For details on all ferry services, please visit www.calmac.co.uk
There are daily flights from Glasgow to Benbecula Airport which is approximately 30mins drive from the event. Please visit www.flybe.co.uk for details.
There are 4 hotels on South Uist:
Borrodale Hotel – Located in the same village as the event. 01878 700 444 / www.isleshotelgroup.co.uk
Lochboisdale Hotel – Located at the ferry terminal and just 3 miles from the event. 01878 700 332 / www.lochboisdale.com
Polochar Inn – Located at the south end of the island, 6 miles from the event. 01878 700 215 / www.polocharinn.com
Orasay Inn – Located at the north end of the island, 18 miles from the event. 01870 610 298 / www.orasayinn.co.uk
B&B’s There are many B&B’s through the island, please visit www.southuist.com for a list.
Saturday’s Estate Excursions
Details to follow.