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LED Energy Communities project shortlisted for green award

The LED Energy Communities project, run by Point and Sandwick Development Trust in conjunction with Tighean Innse Gall, is a finalist in this year’s Climate Challenge Fund awards. The project, which involves installing energy-saving LED lights in homes in the Point and Sandwick area, as well as further measures to cut household bills and the… Read more »

PST’s £55k to Bethesda means fundraiser DR can ‘retire on a high’

Point and Sandwick Trust, the charity behind the award-winning Beinn Ghrideag community wind farm, have given a further £30,000 to Bethesda — fulfilling their pledge to give £55,000 to the Care Home and Hospice in Stornoway every year. The first part of the donation was given last November and Point and Sandwick Trust were delighted… Read more »

Point and Sandwick Trust sponsor sixth annual Colm Cille Lecture

The Trust sponsor sixth annual Colm Cille Lecture

The sixth annual Colm Cille Lecture takes place in Ionad Stoodie this Friday night (September 29) thanks to sponsorship for the third year running from Point and Sandwick Trust. The lecture, arranged by Urras Eaglais na h-Aoidhe (The Ui Church Trust) is being delivered by educationalist Iain Smith, who has Point connections, and the topic… Read more »

Croft Woodland Project

Woodland creation support in the Western Isles 2016 – 2020 The Croft Woodland Project, which runs until June 2020, has been active in the Western Isles since January 2016. Project Officer Viv Halcrow is working with crofters and other interested parties to help people plant trees, which will deliver many benefits in the years to… Read more »

Groups benefit from help from Point and Sandwick Trust

Elderly groups living life to the fullest with help from Point and Sandwick Trust Three community groups which help the elderly live more connected, fulfilling and happy lives have been given money by Point and Sandwick Trust, the charity behind the biggest community wind farm in the UK, located just outside Stornoway. Point and Sandwick… Read more »

CnES ‘ignores success of community energy’

Point and Sandwick Trust chairman Angus McCormack has urged his councillor colleagues at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to “start backing the community energy movement” following the UK government’s failure to include island projects in the next round of the Contract for Difference auction. Link to full article. Angus McCormack interview

NOTICE OF AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Point and Sandwick Trust will be held on Friday 25th November 2016 at 7.30 pm in Ionad Stoodie, Garrabost Point. All Members are welcome. An informal ceilidh with refreshments will take place following the AGM.

PST announce sponsorship of Point Show for next five years

Point Show Sponsorship

Point and Sandwick Trust are delighted to announce that we will be the main sponsors of the hugely popular Point Agricultural Show for the next five years. We will be backing the show with £500 every year — money the organisers say will enable them to “plan effectively for the foreseeable future”. PST Chairman Angus… Read more »

LED Energy Community Project

Funded for the 1st year under the Climate Challenge Fund, this exciting new project will distribute and install LED light bulbs in all homes within the trust area over the next 5 years. LED’s can reduce your lighting bill by up to 90%. The TIG Manager can also carry out an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)… Read more »

£300k to Developing Woodlands Throughout Western Isles

Crofters in all parts of the Western Isles will be offered free help and support in establishing new woodlands through a new project launched by Point and Sandwick Trust yesterday (Tuesday, March 8).   The launch of the project included a presentation by newly appointed Croft Woodlands Project Officer Viv Halcrow on how she will… Read more »