Lorn Islands Partnership

The Lorn Islands Partnership of the community trusts on trusts on Easdale, Kerrera, Lismore and Luing has now become a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with two directors from each trust forming the board of the new company, which is wholly owned by the four partners.  The directors from the Luing Trust are John Robertson and Alastair Fleming.  This step was taken to enable applications for funding to funders that require the recipient to be a properly constituted body.

The first funding grant secured by the new company comes from the Climate Challenge Fund, with its funds provided by the Scottish Government. This grant will provide a Project Officer based on Easdale to take forward a carbon-reduction policy for the four islands in the coming 12 months. The partnership itself will be funded for a second year under the Scottish Government’s Strengthening Communities Fund, administered by the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), which provides for project officer support from two consultants, Gill Law and Jane Churchill.  Jane has a particular focus on supporting Kerrera and Luing, while Gill is mainly involved in supporting Easdale and Lismore though also having a wider brief across all four partners.

The leaflet promoting a Lorn Islands Trail to tourists visiting the Oban area is due to be available in the next few weeks in time for the summer season.  We are grateful to our Training Officer for his skills in developing the graphic design of the leaflet.

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