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Thousands for community centre kitchen cafe and Aignish cemetery

Tiumpanhead Community Association and Aignish Cemetery Committee were two of the biggest local beneficiaries of Point and Sandwick Trust recently, receiving £9,250 and £3,500 respectively. In the cemetery committee’s case, the money will be given annually. Although Point and Sandwick support a wide range of causes throughout the Outer Hebrides with the profits from their… Read more »

Support plea for high-tech industries from Innovation Centre founder

The brains behind the new Innovation Centre at Lews Castle College UHI has called for a fundamental rethink on the kind of industry we believe “we do” in the Western Isles, for the sake of the economy. Engineering lecturer Dr Chris Macleod has called for more backing for high-tech research and development, with traditional industries… Read more »

PST’s £20k funds Innovation Centre for inventors and entrepreneurs

Lews Castle College UHI is to see a major expansion of its Innovation Centre thanks to £20,000 from wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust. The money will go towards high-tech equipment to allow the centre to expand its research and testing capabilities into more specialist areas such as communications and bio-tech. The centre’s research… Read more »

‘Best thing since Stag Bakeries’ – thanks to PST for Christmas parties

Community groups which combat social isolation by putting on events and good craic for their senior citizens have enjoyed Christmas parties thanks to donations from Point and Sandwick Trust. Point and Sandwick, the charity behind the community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag just outside Stornoway, donated nearly £2,000 to two community groups to help with… Read more »

Sporting edge for Sgoil an Rubha thanks to sponsored strips from PST

POINT school pupils have been given an edge in future sports competitions after community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust kitted them out, head to toe, in new strips. The Trust sponsored two full sets of the strips for Sgoil an Rubha after its principal teacher, Anne Macphail, told PST general manager Donald John… Read more »

Ready for Christmas… thanks to PST funding LED lights for town tree

Community-owned wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust have, along with Tesco and the Western Isles Lottery, stepped into the breach left by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s withdrawal of funds to ensure that Stornoway can have Christmas lights after all this year. The Comhairle’s decision to pull the plug on funding completely this year, after… Read more »

‘Why anyone supports the EDF proposal over the community, I do not understand’ — PST chair Angus at the AGM

EDF Proposal Point & Sandwick

Point and Sandwick Trust chairman Angus McCormack spoke of his bewilderment that anyone could support EDF’s plans for a corporate wind farm in Stornoway over a community-owned one during his address at PST’s Annual General Meeting earlier this week. He compared the numbers. The three turbines at Beinn Ghrideag on the Pentland Road generate £900,000… Read more »

PST ‘delighted’ to support new book on the Iolaire

HMS Iolaire

A landmark new book on the Iolaire tragedy is to be published by Acair next year, to mark the centenary of the disaster, and will tell the full story of every single soul on board for the first time. It is the most important book on Acair’s publishing schedule for 2018 and will be equal… Read more »