About us - South Islay Development

SID's mission is to provide suitable facilities, services and activities to cope with the challenges and opportunities the South Islay community will face in future years. SID puts creativity and entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of its work in the community.

Working across South Islay, SID empowers people by developing skills and supporting projects that create local opportunities, employment and community spirit.
SID owns and manages community buildings and land, safe-guarding these important spaces for the community, and reinvesting profits to create long-term economic, social and environmental benefits.

For the past eight years SID, as a community anchor organisation, has led the community-based regeneration of South Islay devised in consultation with the local people and organisational groups. The priorities were to improve facilities, services and employment opportunities and SID are now taking forward a variety of initiatives across a range of facilities, services and activities to deliver these aspirations.
SID have continued the vital services of the only Filling Station in South Islay which also contains a small retail outlet, a new car wash facility, air compressor, four motorhome bays with power and a waste disposal unit. In addition, SID has worked with the Port Ellen Harbour Association in the development of new pontoon facilities at Port Ellen, and the purchase of The Old Bank building to host the new harbour showering facilities. It has also taken organisational control of the Port Ellen Playing Fields Association.

COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN

1

PLAYING FIELDS

Development of the playing fields and its facilities – including the creation of a multi-function community facility

2

KEEP PORT ELLEN TIDY

Develop projects to address litter and dog fouling in the community

3

BEACHES

Develop community-led responses to the maintenance of the beaches in the south of Islay and The Green in the centre of Port Ellen village.

4

FACILITIES

Address the lack of facilities for all ages.

5

BUSES

Proactively engage with the bus service on its performance and location of bus shelters in the centre of the village.

6

PRODUCE

Proactively engage with the Co-operative supermarket to improve the grading (price and range of products) situation.

7

COMMUNITY

Work with local groups and organisations in a mentoring and development role to help build community capacity

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STAFF

John Findlay - Director/Chair
Patrick McGrann - Director/Vice Chair
Alex Gillespie - Director
Diana Buller - Director
Dionne Johnston - Director
Gordon Currie - Director
Grant Addison - Director
Ian Faggetter - Director
Jackie Thomson - Director
James McFarlane - Director
Jim Porteous - Director
Jordon Paisley - Director
Alyson MacGillivray - SID Development Manager
James McDonald - Digital Marketer
Lucy Sutherland - Sonas Childcare Project Manager
Rosie MacLellan - PEPF Project Manager
Rose Mota Dos Reis - Admin and Finance Officer



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CONTACT US
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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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