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Tiree Community Shop – Let’s Make It Happen

Would you like to buy local Tiree produce on the island?

Would you like to have the option of buying groceries in the West end as well as Scarinish?

Would you like to have a greater say in what products can be bought on Tiree?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you are not alone. Of the 190 people who voted in favour of a Tiree Community Shop, below is a summary of the comments made by ‘yes’ voters:

  • 28% Another shop is needed/it would be a positive development
  • 20% To improve the diversity of choice in products and services
  • 18% To provide a localised service to the West end, An Talla and Crossapol
  • 9% To encourage more competitive pricing
  • 8% To give the community more control/security over this service
  • 7% It would create another social hub for the community
  • 5% To create paid local jobs and work experience opportunities
  • 3% To provide an outlet for promoting/selling local produce

The Tiree Community Development Trust are seeking a team of 10 to 15 volunteers to play a leading role in turning the Tiree Community Shop into a reality and have a direct influence on what form it takes.

We will be hosting a community meeting for anyone who would like to find out more about what is involved in joining the Community Shop Management Committee and what the next steps would be for the project. This meeting will be taking place on Thursday 15th May at 7:30pm at An Talla.

Please RSVP to Lynne Cox, Growth Plan Coordinator at the Trust on 220074 or via email lynne@tireetrust.org.uk

Update For Tiree Community Shop

shopping_cartThe consultation phase has been taking place during the last week with Community drop-in sessions and meetings with other Tiree retail businesses.

This phase of the feasibility study is set to continue during the next 10 days or so with pre-arranged telephone interviews with those businesses that were unable to meet with Alison and Karen.

If you were unable to make the drop-in session but would still like to have your say then there are questionnaires available at the Co-op for the next few days. The questionnaire will also be available on ‘Surveymonkey’. A link to the survey will be available on the Trust website later this week.

For the next stage the consultants will be spending some time analysing the results before commencing the task of preparing the draft report. It is anticipated that the final report will be ready to present to the community by mid-January.

Meanwhile if you have any queries or require further information please contact Jackie at the Trust on 220974 or email jackie@tireetrust.org.uk

Update For Tiree Community Shop

With financial support from the Big Lottery, the Trust has appointed Allanpark Consultants Ltd to help the Community Shop Steering Group prepare a feasibility study into the Community owning and operating a community shop.

The consultants – Alison Smith and Karen Anderson have already commenced their work and will be contacting some of the retail businesses during this next week. Alison and Karen have also arranged to visit Tiree for a few days next week during which time they will hold two community consultation events.

The first one is from6-8pm on the 21st November in An Talla and the other from 10am –1pm on Saturday 23rd November at the Rural Centre.

Alison, the lead consultant, says that these events will be designed to be drop-in, allowing you to pop in any time, and promises that they won’t take up too much of your time. Please put one of these dates in your diary. For those who can’t make either of these sessions, then they will also set up a Facebook page and Twitter account inviting people to contribute their views online.

Karen says that they hope that using these different approaches will mean that they can reach as many people as possible. Meanwhile if you have any queries or requests for further information please contact Jackie at the Trust on 220974 or email jackie@tireetrust.org.uk