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Time lapse pics mark special milestone for Sgoil an Rubha

It’s that time of year when all the new primary one classes will be having their pictures taken by the local press. In the Point and Sandwick community, it’s also time for the children who were the very first intake of primary one at the new Sgoil an Rubha to being settling into life at… Read more »

Transport Heritage Centre step closer thanks to £7K from PST

Western Isles Transport Preservation Group is celebrating a major landmark in their transformation of the old fish factory at Marybank – having been awarded a certificate from building control for the first phase of the work, with the help of Point and Sandwick Trust. The building, formerly owned by McConnells, was bought by the Transport Preservation… Read more »

Joint Projects Fund launched in partnership with Stornoway Trust

Point and Sandwick Trust is very pleased to be launching a new Joint Projects Fund in partnership with The Stornoway Trust. Here, below, is the content of a joint press statement, issued to the media last night (Tuesday, August 28). We look forward to bringing you more fund news soon… Community landowner The Stornoway Trust and… Read more »

Delight at public launch of Innovation Centre

As one of the founding sponsors of the Lews Castle College Innovation Centre, Point and Sandwick Trust were delighted to see it officially open to the public yesterday (Tuesday, August 21). Point and Sandwick Trust donated £20,000 to the centre out of the profits from Beinn Ghrideag – and our wind farm developer, Calum Macdonald,… Read more »

All the fun of the Fèis

It was another successful Fèis an Rubha this year, with 56 children from near and far attending the event – which we were very pleased to support – held last week. As these pictures by Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos show, the youngsters enjoyed learning a range of instruments – from guitar and fiddle to clarsach,… Read more »

Major grant from PST to help football stars of the future

One of our biggest local grants of the summer went to Point FC – a total of £3,500 which covered two sets of strips for the Under-13s as well as new goals and footballs, plus souvenirs for the children who took part in the summer football school. The summer football school was held at Ionad… Read more »

WIKPA get £1,000 to help organise a ‘Kidney Kids’ fun day

Point and Sandwick Trust have donated £1,000 to the Western Isles Kidney Patients Association to help with the costs of organising a fun day for children and families affected by renal problems to get together and give each other support. The mum of one young kidney transplant patient is organising the event, being planned for… Read more »

Join us as a ‘Friend of the Trust’

Would you like to show your support for the community wind movement in the Hebrides? Or show your support for the various projects that we, at Point and Sandwick Trust, give financial and other forms of assistance to, with the profits from Beinn Ghrideag? If so – and you are not able to join the… Read more »

Iolaire book supported by PST reaches ‘significant milestone’

A new book on the Iolaire, being published by Acair with £10,000 of special funding support from Point and Sandwick Trust, is said to be progressing well. The book, which has been written by Stornoway Historical Society chair Malcolm Macdonald and the late Donald John Macleod, is a big project.  A huge amount of information… Read more »

Delighted to support Lewis Pipe Band at championship time

Lewis Pipe Band are heading off to the first of their summer competitions this weekend – and Point and Sandwick Trust are delighted to have been able to support them with £1,000 towards travel costs. The band will be taking part in the European Championships in Forres this Saturday (June 30), followed by the World… Read more »