Category Archives: News

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 […]

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 […]

Höfn Security

Just for greater peace of mind of overall security, the Höfn now has an electronic door locking system. All eligible members will be issued with key cards to gain entry. Key cards are available from the Trust Office staff team during the working day, or by contacting Andy on 07814 333942 at any other times. First […]

Housing Needs Assessment Update

The Housing Needs Assessment tendering process is about to commence on the 12th February. With partial funding and support from the Highlands and Islands Enterprise we aim to develop a broader understanding of the housing needs of Westray now and also into the future. We intend to use this information, should a need be identified, […]

Quarry Assessment Update

In early January Paul Everett of the British Geology Survey visited Westray to conduct assessments of several quarry sites. Paul’s visit has given us some early indications of the stone quality, its locations and where it might be possible to quarry it. The stone samples are currently being transported to the British Geology Survey offices […]

Quarry Assessment

Paul Everett, a geologist from the British Geology Survey team, will be visiting Westray from 11th to 15th January to conduct the quarry assessments. He has been tasked to identify up to 4 potential sites and give recommendations on the quality and quantity, likely productivity and costs associated with each site. The Trust then intends producing a […]

Housing Needs Assessment

In partnership with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Westray Development Trust is developing a study that will provide the board with sufficient information on which to base any thoughts on housing development. If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact Andy on 01857 677858. Subject to the funding being […]