South Islay Development

We strive to make positive change in the community and to make Port Ellen a better place to work, live and play for the community and future generations to come.

The aim of South Islay Development is to maintain and enhance a sustainable community in the area of South Islay through a strategy of community-led development – addressing issues of deprivation and gaps in provision of service.

SID aims to work with and empower community groups in initiating and supporting projects to make the community an attractive place to work and play.

Central to these aims is that the actions carried out by SID will be informed and led by residents of the South Islay locality.
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October 24, 2023

Sonas Childcare & Ramsay Hall Update Following the recent community consultation about the Ramsay Hall, the SID board and staff have reviewed the community's aspirations and how best they can be met within the wider scope of The Playing Fields. The Sonas Steering Group (Mums and childcare providers) also met with SID in order to […]

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June 5, 2023
The Ardbeg All Islay Fund

Supporting 28 Local Projects in its First Year In its first year of funding bids, The Ardbeg All Islay Fund Panel was very pleased to have received 41 submissions from all over Islay.  Charitable organisations which applied for funding towards projects included intergenerational activities, sporting, heritage and capital purchases. The Fund will distribute a total […]

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Port Ellen Playing Fields

The Community Hub will provide a much-needed community facility for the south of Islay. Port Ellen has lost a number of its community facilities in recent times and the new building will provide a thriving facility for all ages, groups and clubs to come together in a welcoming and pleasant environment.
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Port Ellen Filling Station

In May 2014 SID took on the ownership and management of the Port Ellen Filling Station, which is the only Filling Station in South Islay. SID improved and expanded the Filling Station services to include a small retail outlet, a new car wash facility, and an air compressor.
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Book a Motor Home Pitch

SID has developed a Motorhome Service Point with electrical hook-up points for four motorhomes, and waste disposal facilities. Head to the page now to check availability and book your spot.
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​​South Islay Development is a registered charity (SC042384)
and company limited by guarantee (SC400320) registered in Scotland.

Registered Address:
The Ramsay Hall, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7BY.
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