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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March 14, 2022
Port Ellen Playing Fields Pre Determination Hearing

Following the Argyll & Bute Planning Committee Meeting on 23rd February, the decision was made by the Council to carry out a pre-determination hearing to decide the outcome of the Port Ellen Playing Fields Project Planning Permission. The hearing will take place on Thursday the 24th of March, and SID expect a final decision on […]

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March 9, 2022
South Islay Development Staffing Success

What’s happening in the South Islay Development Office? At last the staff are back in the office from Monday to Friday after an absence of 2 years and they are available for chats and questions. Three members of staff are there to welcome you: Alyson MacGillivray – Development Manager Rosie MacLellan – Port Ellen Playing […]

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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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