Training grants have been awarded to farmers to take part in a safety course that is being coordinated by the NFU. Up to 20 places will be funded at £50 per place.
The Westray Heritage Trust was successful in securing £10,000 per year for the next three years to employ someone to take the Heritage Centre through museum accreditation.
WDT now has a “Supported by the Westray Development Trust” logo, which will be required to be displayed by successful applicants to the turbine fund.
The Trust has now contributed to the publication costs of three local heritage books produced by the Westray Heritage Trust (to a total of £1700). With the remainder of the publication costs being recovered from the first wave of sales at and soon after the book launch events, these will continue to produce income to assist the ongoing running costs of the Heritage Trust.