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Sleat Community Trust

Area of Operation:

Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye
Highland & Western Isles

Established:
2004
Population:
Approx 780
Number of Staff:
4

How We Started

The Trust was formed to represent the community when proposals were put forward to build a wind-farm in Sleat. The wind-farm proposals fell through but the Trust remained intact and a scoping study was carried out by the University of Strathclyde which resulted in a community plan that outlined the needs and aspirations of the community. The Sleat Community Plan allows the Trust to focus on the priorities identified by the local people and to put in place plans for actions/projects to progress community sustainable development.

What We Do

Sleat Community Trust: • owns and operates the Skye Ferry Filling Station; • leases the garage to ensure maintenance and repair service continues; • is developing a Visitor Information Service; • organises a senior residents activities club; • is developing an affordable housing initiative; • is setting up a Community Company to supply local businesses with woodchips; • publishes the Sleat Tourism Leaflet; • is carrying out a feasibility study re possibility of buying the Tormore forest; • is carrying out a community transport study ; • produces a newsletter.

Our Assets

  • The Skye Ferry Filling Station, 3 bedroom house and garage

Our Future Plans

The Trust is currently pursuing an interest in purchasing 1000 acres of coniferous forest at Tormore and 40 acres at Kinloch in Sleat from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) through the National Forest Land Scheme.

Contact Details

Angus Robertson
Secretary

Tel:
01471 844773
Email:
blue1 [dot] skye [at] btinternet [dot] com
Website:

Tags associated with Sleat Community Trust:
Energy conservation, Petrol stations, Renewable energy

Last Updated: Tue, 31/01/2012 - 09:27