Appointment of Development Manager

The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Churchill to the post of Development Manager. Jnae will take up her role in early March, based at the Atlantic Islands Centre, and we are all looking forward to her arrival.

The position is funded through a National Lottery award from the Big Lottery Fund and Robertson Trust.

Scottish Islands Federation

The Trust is a member of the Scottish Islands Federation.  For more information about S.I.F. please visit their website at .



Lorn Islands Partnership

The Lorn Islands Partnership of the community trusts on Easdale, Kerrera, Lismore and Luing is 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 Neil McCorrisken and Alastair Fleming.  This step was taken to enable applications for funding to funders that require the recipient to be a properly constituted body.

In February and March 2018 two training days for members are being planned, one on running community Social Enterprises, the other on the use of Augmented Reality technology for interpreting the landscapes, human histories and natural histories of the four islands. The partnership on behalf of the four Trusts is also looking into the possibilities for providing facilities on each island for enterprise start-ups.

The partnership is being 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.