Author Archives: Andy Makin

Westray Housing Needs

The Trust is continuing to explore the Housing Need of Westray and at present we area inviting tenders to assess two potential plots of land and a vacant property for their development suitability. The costs of this tender will form part of an application to the Island Housing Fund and if successful will lead on […]

Employment Opportunity

Westray Development Trust, with support from LEADER, HIE, Scottish Government and the Big Lottery are conducting a 24 month long study and pilot scheme into the growing of fresh fruit and vegetables on Westray. Using two different growing mediums, combined with installed heat and lighting systems, powered by renewable energy, it is hoped that the […]

Westray Housing Needs

Over the last two years The Trust has been working with Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Housing Association Ltd and the Islands Small Communities Housing Trust to consider what Westray’s housing needs are now and, what could the future need look like. In summary The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust was commissioned to provide a detailed […]

Community Fundraising Shop – Update

Some questions are being asked about the progress of the Fundraising Shop, so we thought it appropriate to update you all. A meeting has taken place with some of the groups who would want to make use of the fundraising shop and a draft agreement has been drawn on how it will operate. The Trust […]

Community Fundraising Shop

An enthusiastic group met in the Hofn on Wednesday 25th June to discuss how the proposed shop would operate. All present contributed to the structure, who would benefit and the suggested opening times. The following is a summary of what is being proposed. Westray based groups whose benefit is mainly for Westray will be invited to […]

Trust Home Support Service

Owing to some continuity of service issues with Age Concern, The Trust was not minded to renew the Here2Help agreement with them. Instead The Trust will use the allocation of Turbine Funds to provide a Home Help Service of its own. Administered by the Trust Office Staff and delivered by employed Westray resident support workers, we […]