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Nearly 30 groups benefit from PST development outreach

The help Point and Sandwick Trust gives is not just financial – our community wind farm charity also retains the services of two community consultants to do outreach work with local groups to help them develop their ideas and access funding. Engineering consultant Tony Robson and community consultant Alasdair Nicholson have been working with PST… Read more »

New Iolaire film showing as part of Sandwick exhibition

A new film about the Iolaire is now being screened as part of the exhibition in the Sandwick Hall – and the public are being reminded the exhibition will remain open three days a week through January and February. The film, entitled So Close To Home, has been produced by Alyth McCormack and runs for… Read more »

Five-year sponsorship deal for Lewis & Harris Auction Mart 

Point and Sandwick Trust is starting the year as we mean to go on – with the announcement of a sponsorship deal that gives core support to a business at the heart of island life.  We will be giving £5,000 a year for the next five years to Lewis and Harris Auction Mart in Steinish… Read more »

What community benefit could be greater than saving life?

Sheshader might just be the best village in Lewis – if not the Outer Hebrides – in which to have a heart attack. For not only does the village have its own defibrillator – it also has a telephone hotline for summoning the defibrillator and a neighbour who can use it! Point and Sandwick Trust… Read more »

Iolaire projection of local sailors

Below is a film sequence of the images of the local men lost on the Iolaire on the 1st of January 1919. The film, capturing the faces of men from Point and Sandwick area, was projected at night on 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019 as part of Point and Sandwick Trust’s remembrance of… Read more »

Red turbines and projection of the lost for the Iolaire

The faces of Iolaire victims from the Point and Sandwick area are to be projected at night on December 31 and January 1, as part of our remembrance of the tragedy on the 100th anniversary. A video of around 40 portraits and photographs – supplied by Margaret Ferguson, whose exhibition of 100 Iolaire portraits opens… Read more »

Granite Poppy rounds off our Iolaire memorial events

Point and Sandwick Trust will be funding a permanent wreath to be laid in memory of the Iolaire. We confirmed grant support last week for a granite poppy sculpture which has been commissioned for the Garrabost War Memorial Gardens (pictured above, between the churches). It is to be placed under the Iolaire memorial plaque, which… Read more »

Delight as first phase of Coastal Path now complete

The first phase of the Point and Sandwick Coastal Community Path has been completed at the Braighe, safeguarding part of the sea wall and the graveyard at the historic Ui Church. Point and Sandwick Trust is one of the main funders of this first phase of the project, which has repaired a severely eroded stretch… Read more »

Christmas craic for the over 60s thanks to £3k from PST

Christmas is going with a swing for the over 60s in the local area thanks to a total donation of £3,100 from Point and Sandwick Trust. Our community wind farm charity gave festive grants to three friendship groups for the over 60s so they could put on Christmas parties without having to worry about the… Read more »

Iolaire book signing success as demand soars

The Darkest Dawn author Malcolm Macdonald’s book signing event in Point was a great success, with the local shop having to rush out to get extra copies to keep up with demand. The rush at Buth an Rubha for the books on the Iolaire tragedy came as it emerged that publishers Acair are looking at… Read more »