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Best wishes to Iolaire book author on launch night

As one of the main sponsors of the landmark new book on the Iolaire tragedy, Point and Sandwick Trust is sending a message of congratulations and best wishes to author Malcolm Macdonald on the occasion of its launch. The Darkest Dawn: The Story of the Iolaire Tragedy, which was written by Malcolm and the late… Read more »

Sponsorship of talk on recollections of emigrants

History professor and author Marjory Harper will be giving a talk on emigration on Friday night (26 October) – an event which Point and Sandwick Trust have been pleased to sponsor. Professor Harper of Aberdeen University will speak on the subject of ‘Voices from the Diaspora: Recollections of Scottish emigrants in the Twentieth Century’. For… Read more »

Congratulations to the Cairdean at 100

One of the main friendship groups for the over-60s in Point recently celebrated its 100th monthly meeting – and is inviting potential new members to join the fun. Cairdean Og Allt nan Gall held its landmark social event on October 2, at Ionad Stoodie community centre, and enjoyed a talk from Dr Ali Whiteford on… Read more »

Boost to Mental Health Association for increase in suicide prevention training

Point and Sandwick Trust is giving £5,000 to the Western Isles Association for Mental Health and a sizeable percentage of the money will cover the costs of delivering suicide prevention training, which is run by the WIAMH in partnership with NHS Western Isles. Del Gunn, WIAMH Project Manager, said the ‘no strings attached’ nature of… Read more »

Chinese delegation ‘very impressed’ with Beinn Ghrideag

A delegation of Chinese academics in Scotland on an exchange visit with the University of the Highlands and Islands have visited a wind farm for the first time – and it was Point and Sandwick Trust’s community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag. The visit to our award-winning wind farm was organised by lecturers from Lews… Read more »

Global energy players join Point and Sandwick Trust ‘Away Day’

Representatives from companies involved in the development of renewables across the globe joined Point and Sandwick Trust board members and the range of consultants who work with us to discuss progress on our projects to date and how the wind, wave and tidal potential of the Outer Hebrides could be harnessed in the future. Dozens… Read more »

Ui clan chiefs burial spot is focus of PST-sponsored lecture

Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe held their annual lecture recently and learned more about the history of the important Ui Church on the Aignish peninsula – including the likelihood that the Sword Stone marks the burial spot of the clan chiefs of the Lewis Macleods.  This coffin-shaped stone, which is decorated with a faintly-visible sword, had… Read more »

Proud sponsors of Point FC’s Under-13s

Point and Sandwick Trust were cheering on the Under-13s of Point Football Club on Saturday as the youngsters took part in the first round of the Manor Dairies Cup – their first outing in their new strips, which we were proud to sponsor. The wee Reds looked super in their new gear and – even… Read more »