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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 »

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.