Future Fuel Provision on Tiree

In April The Trust were approached by MacLennan Motors to say that, as part of Catriona and Harry’s retirement plan, they would aim to stop selling Diesel and Unleaded fuel in 2020.

They fully understand the importance of this service to the island and our economy and they wanted to ensure that if another private supplier does not materialise, the Trust might be able to explore the idea of a community owned service.

After an initial discussion with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and given the timescale involved, HIE offered to pay for a feasibility study to explore whether a community owned fuel service could work on Tiree.

We would like to emphasise that this is purely a research exercise at this stage and the Trust would not want to compete with any private local business that may see this as a viable business opportunity.

The feasibility study went out to tender last week and work will commence over July and August. MacLennan Motors are aware of this study taking place.

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