September 26, 2021
Port Ellen Playing Fields

South Islay Development is excited to announce that it has successfully secured a £746, 233 grant from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital fund. This means that alongside a £250,000 grant received from The Glenmorangie Company's Kildalton Fund, and funding received from Investing in Communities, over £1 million has now been raised towards its £1.4 million […]

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September 7, 2021
Islay’s Covid Response

The Islay Resilience Group (IRG) continues to thrive and evolve. Started by a group of like-minded people, the Islay response to Coronavirus has been nothing less than extraordinary and a partnership of local charities and organisations continues to drive the IRG forward. Unprecedented times necessitate unprecedented action. Without exception everyone on Islay continues to come […]

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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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September 6, 2021
Sonas Childcare Project

Sonas Childcare is a registered SCIO set up by a group of volunteer parents on the Isle of Islay in Argyll and Bute who recognised a gap in the market for a day care facility for pre-school children. There is currently no childcare facility on Islay for children under 3 years old. Provision of a […]

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September 6, 2021
Lochiel Memorial Community Garden

The MV Lochiel started her career in Oban, before moving to the Islay run late in 1939, following the modification of the pier at West Loch Tarbert. She served as the mail boat for Islay, Gigha, Jura and Colonsay, avoiding requisitioning during WWII. Her mainmast, which is now the centerpiece of the Port Ellen Community […]

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September 6, 2021
Port Ellen Lunch Club

Port Ellen Lunch Club has enjoyed meeting up together in the Islay Hotel and SeaSalt over the past few years, catching up with new and old friends and listening to the occasional guest speaker as well as a glorious lunch with exceptional baking! We have been truly spoilt with the lovely food and warm atmosphere […]

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June 25, 2021
The Co-op Food Share Programme

SID, along with Mactaggart Youth and Families Outreach Services, has been accepted on to the Co-op Food Share Programme. This is a new initiative whereby Co-op Food Share donates food that stores have been unable to sell but are still good to eat. SID and Mactaggart Youth and Families Outreach Services have co-ordinated a collection […]

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