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Thousands to Stornoway Historical Society for new computers

The coves and blones of Stornoway Historical Society have joined the technological age with a major IT investment, following a £6,000 grant from Point and Sandwick Trust. It meant the society were able to buy a suite of new computers, monitors and printers for their premises in Stornoway Town Hall. It will all make the… Read more »

We won at the Scottish Charity Awards!

We’re all walking on air at Point and Sandwick Trust – having won a major accolade at the Scottish Charity Awards last night. Our general manager, Donald John MacSween, received the ‘Celebrating Communities’ award for our work in funding and supporting community projects with the profits from our wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag. It was… Read more »

Sponsorship of Point Show doubled to £1000

Anticipation is building for this year’s Point Agricultural Show on Saturday, July 14 – and Point and Sandwick Trust are pleased to announce we have doubled our sponsorship of the event. The Point Show, held for the first time in 2003, is a hugely popular community event. Depending on the weather, it can attract a… Read more »

Smiles after PST grant secures future of island rehab project 

A residential recovery programme for islanders with addiction would quickly “become unsustainable” without the grant support it receives from Point and Sandwick Trust, its manager has revealed.  We gave the Hebrides Alpha Project £15,000 last month (May) – the latest instalment in a total of £45,000 since last year. Shona MacLeod, manager of the Hebrides… Read more »

Community spirit blooms at Bayview Gardens

Point and Sandwick Trust is always happy to support growth – and our donations to Mossend Residents Association have done literally that, with nearly £2,000 going towards improvements at the little-known but lovely Bayview Community Gardens on the outskirts of Stornoway. These gardens are tucked away between the Barratt houses near Plasterfield and are accessed… Read more »

Croft Woodland Project impresses Forestry Forum during visit

Point and Sandwick Trust’s Western Isles Croft Woodland Project impressed representatives from the Highlands and Islands Regional Forestry Forum during their recent trip to Lewis – the forum’s first field visit to the island for 15 years. The forum advises the Forestry Commission on policy and practice in their region and around 16 representatives came… Read more »

Support for Advocacy as chair Ernie stands down

Advocacy Western Isles have a new chair. Ernie Garden stood down at their AGM and handed over to Emelin Collier, former Head of Planning and Development at NHS Western Isles and who was also involved with setting up Advocacy more than 16 years ago.

‘PST deserve to win’ – so says the Cairdean as voting deadline looms

One of the biggest social groups for the elderly in the Hebrides have given their full backing to Point and Sandwick Trust as the deadline approaches for members of the public to vote in this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. We have been shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards, in the Celebrating Communities category. As a… Read more »

Community consultation starts over draft plans to renovate Old Knock School

Knock School

A community consultation begins tomorrow (Saturday, May 5) over plans to redevelop the Old Knock School – the building that is home to Point and Sandwick Trust, plus a thriving shop and cafe at Bùth an Rubha – since it was repurposed and reopened in March 2014. Plans have been drawn up which include some… Read more »

Delighted to be finalists in the Scottish Charity Awards!

Point Sandwick Wind Turbine

All of us at Point and Sandwick Trust are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Scottish Charity Awards, announced today (Friday, May 4). Two years ago we won a Green Energy Award for our community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag (pictured above by Sandie Maciver of SandiePhotos Photography) on the outskirts of Stornoway. This time, the… Read more »