Tiree Trust Updates
Lottery & HIE Back Community Fuel Pumps for Tiree
Tiree Community Development Trust has successfully secured just over £500,000 from the National Lottery Community Assets Fund and £150,000 from HIE towards building a new community owned fuel station in Crossapol.
MacLennan Motors informed The Trust last year that they intended to stop selling fuel as part of the handover of the business to the next generation and The Trust has been working with a steering group of volunteers to plan a resilient fuel service that will meet the needs of the island.
An Agreement has been made with MacLennan Motors to keep selling fuel until the new community facility is ready and the Trust helped by providing a working capital loan which will be repaid in full. It is hoped the new fuel facility will be ready in spring 2021.
Plot Required for Community Owned Affordable Housing Project
Tiree Community Development Trust is looking to purchase a modest plot of land with a view to building 2 (semi-detached) high quality community owned affordable houses to rent. The Trust had outline plans to build at The Camp in Crossapol but we were unable to come to a suitable final agreement with the owner. TCDT held a consultation event in January this year with 44 out of 48 attendees supporting such a project. If any land owner has a site that may be suitable, is close to both an access road and water and power services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 220 074 to discuss further.