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Point and Sandwick Trust passes million pound milestone

The wide range of local community projects helped by the income from the Beinn Ghrideag wind farm among the topics discussed at the Point and Sandwick Trust AGM on Tuesday, November 20. The meeting, in Ionad Stoodie in Point, was packed out as members and supporters of Point and Sandwick Trust gathered to hear about… Read more »

Great turnout for Iolaire memorial trees as PST pledges to protect them

Children from Laxdale Primary School were among the volunteers braving the cold this morning to help plant 201 trees near the War Memorial in memory of the Iolaire lost. A crowd of more than 30 had gathered at the lower reaches of the path to the War Memorial from Memorial Avenue at 11am for the… Read more »

Work to protect Ui Church perimeter signals start of £1M Coastal Path

There was a great turnout at the Braighe this morning for a very special turf-cutting ceremony… the start of the first phase of the 40km Point and Sandwick Coastal Community Path project. Point and Sandwick Trust is one of the main funders of this first phase of the project, to protect the sea wall beside… Read more »

Reminder of AGM: Tuesday, Nov 20

The Annual General Meeting of Point and Sandwick Trust will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, November 20) at 7.30pm at Ionad Stoodie in Point. All our members and supporters are invited and will be warmly welcomed. As well as the usual reports and appointments, we will also be having a couple of guest speakers. Adam Frew… Read more »

201 trees to be planted as ‘living memorial’ to the Iolaire lost

A very special tree planting event is to take place in Stornoway next Wednesday (21 November) – 201 trees are to be planted along the avenue leading to the War Memorial, in remembrance of the men who died in the Iolaire tragedy. Community volunteers are being sought to come along and help put the trees… Read more »

Proud to sponsor all-weather kit for rugby juniors

Stornoway Rugby Football Club juniors are dressed for training in all weathers in branded club kit thanks to a donation of £3,000 from our community wind farm charity. The Point and Sandwick Trust grant means the club have been able to provide weatherproof training tops to junior club members free of charge, saving families the… Read more »

Red Turbines for Remembrance Day

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. Point and Sandwick Trust’s turbines at Beinn Ghrideag, just outside Stornoway, and the Old Knock School in Point, our office base, have been bathed in red light as part of Poppy Scotland’s ‘Light it Red’ campaign to thank those who… Read more »