Category Archives: News

Trust Home Support Service

see url 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

source 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 […]

Quarry Assessment Contract signed

The directors yesterday agreed upon a contract with the British Geological Survey, to conduct quarry site assessments on Westray. Once completed the Trust will share the information with it’s members and broader community. The contract is commercial sensitive, so therefore the Trust is unable to publicly disclose the full details however the following is a […]

Western Isles Visit Report

Andy Makin and Geordie Drever recently conducted a HIE funded visit to various Development Trusts in the Highalnds and Western Isles,  researching projects that have a local connection . The following WIVisit Report is an account of their visit.

Here2Help is here2day

The Here2Help service is now available to all residents of Westray who are aged 60 and over. However, there are plans to remove the age limit totally. The cost is £7.50 per hour which, will be topped up to the full price of £15 per hour by Westray Development Trust. We will not know who […]