Category Archives: News

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 […]

Voluntary Striking off and Dissolution of Westray Enterprise Community Interest Company (WECIC) – SCO437953

As the sole member of Westray Enterprise Community Interest Company the Trust Board (or those present), on the 9th June 2015 unanimously agreed upon a mandate that the WECIC directors should consider the voluntary striking off and dissolution of WECIC At a subsequent meeting, of the WECIC directors, it was agreed that the company had not traded […]

Superfast Broadband

Please follow the link which estimates the extent of the superfast broadband being offered to Westray Pieorwall broadband map. The highlighted roads constitute approx 1km range from the fibre cabinet being installed in the village. There will be some residual benefit for those living between 1km and 1.5 km from the cabinet. There will be no benefit […]