New Solar Coordinator Announced

We have great pleasure in announcing Fiona Armstrong as the new coordinator for Solar, the Tiree food project.

Fiona, who established the popular Farmhouse Café in Balemartine in 2006, has also worked at the Tiree school. In addition, she is the island’s ‘Member Pioneer’, with the job of keeping the Coop in touch with community organisations.

Fiona said,

“I am really looking forward to working with the community on the Solar project to ensure its continued success. I think the project has shown how successful the island has been in coming together in such a positive way, helping others who, through no fault of their own, have been affected directly or indirectly by the Covid-19 crisis.”

She follows Brodie Sim, who returns to a number of pre-existing commitments. Brodie has put her heart and soul into this project over the last four months, moving mountains in the process. We are extremely grateful.

Solar is here to make sure that no one on Tiree goes without food or household essentials. We can be contacted at or 07375 929350. We run the community cupboard in the Scarinish phone box, which is there for all who need it. Our next project is to see if a community fridge would work on the island.