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This Is Your Chance To Give Tiree A Voice

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In the last issue we made you aware of the upcoming Community Council elections for Tiree. There are nine candidates who each bring their individual personality and skill to the table and who collectively create a strong cross section of island knowledge and experience. The candidates are: Donald Campbell, Ian Gillies, Dr. John Holliday, Alison… »

All Go For June election

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Argyll & Bute Council’s Electoral Returning Officer agreed this week that early elections, for up to eight new Community Councillors, will take place in June. The news comes after weeks of campaigning by local people in Tiree, keen to see a Community Council formed soon. Normally by-elections (which this will be) are held annually, so… »

Windfall Fund Helps Improve Tiree Playpark

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In November 2011 the Windfall Fund awarded TCB £4000, and along with additional financial help from ACHA, TCB were able to purchase and install a new roundabout, safety matting, spring riders and upgrade the swings. TCB has since been awarded a further £10,000 and we will be looking to install more new equipment probably for… »

Tiree Resource Club New Mini-Bus Arrives!!

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Tiree now has a new community bus. After two years of fantastic support from Jane Isaacson, the Resource Club were awarded a grant to purchase a mini bus and employ an outreach worker. Resource Club is very pleased to welcome Christine MacDonald into the post and hope she enjoys all the challenges ahead! The bus… »

Community Notice From Tiree Trust And SPR

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SPR has recently given a commitment to establish a Community Partnership Fund and to discuss with the community how to set it up. It has always been a priority for Tiree Community Development Trust to find out, on behalf of the community, more about what this could be if the proposed Array went ahead. At… »

Argyll Array Project Update 21 – December 2011

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Community Partnership Fund How Tiree could gain from the Argyll Array project has been the subject of a number of my updates over the last few months and has been frequently raised as an issue in comments on the project. SPR has been looking closely at this matter over the last few months, with the… »

Argyll Array Project Update No.13 August 2011

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As I said in my last update, a total of 24 comment forms were returned from the 121 attendees. The general feeling was that the presentation was informative and very well presented. There was a desire expressed for more detail on what benefits the project would deliver for the island as well as concern from… »

Business Centre Open Day Success

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Tiree Community Business held a successful open meeting on the 27th June 2011 at An Talla where TCB Directors, Chris Hall and Micheal Holiday from Roots, and Stewart Meikle – all experts in their own fields – were on hand to explain in more detail the proposed plans for the purchase and development of the… »

Cúram set back as council says no

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The Cùram Thiriodh working group received a knock back in May as their bid to apply to manage the Eventide Home and the home care service was not accepted by the Council. The group had spent three months preparing themselves to tender for the services the Council is trying to privatise, in an attempt to… »

Meeting fails to allay fears

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A two hour long meeting between Scottish Government officials and members of the community in An Talla this week failed to allay fears of possible “devastating on-shore work” on Tiree during the off-shore windfarm project. Three officials from Marine Scotland, a Government body, explained to the meeting the steps leading up to the planning and… »