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Point and Sandwick Trust have concluded a major community consultation as part of their application for Big Lottery funding for their community-owned wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag. The results of the survey will be revealed at a public meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th of September at Ionad Stoodie in Garrabost. Point and Sandwick Chairman, Donald John MacSween commented: “We are concluding our updating of the Community Plan to ensure that it still reflects people’s aspirations, needs and priorities for local investment.  The three turbines at Beinn Ghrideag could generate up to £1 million a year and it is important that we use ...

At a packed Council Chambers on Thursday, 7th October, former Isles MP Calum MacDonald gave an inaugural lecutre at the Angus Graham Memorial in conjunction with 'The Outer Hebrides - A Co-operative Future' conference - conceived, planned and run by the people of the Outer Hebrides, working together to bring groups and individuals committed to co-operatives and social enterprises as the best and most sustainable way of securing their economic, cultural and social future. Read the lecture at Point Online...

Company No 285953             Registered Charity  SC041048 Point and Sandwick Development Trust (PSDT) is a community-owned company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.  The Board is elected by the members of the company at the AGM, with additional ex-officio representation from Sandwick Community Council, Sandwick North St Grazings Committee and Point Community Council. All electors living in the Point and Sandwick districts of Lewis are entitled to join as members.  There is no membership fee. PSDT has a wholly-owned trading arm, Point and Sandwick Power (PSP).  PSP will build and operate a 9MW wind farm at Beinn Ghrideag outside Stornoway.  The net ...

Point and Sandwick Power (PSP) is a trading subsidiary of Point and Sandwick Development Trust (PSDT). PSDT has received funding from the Climate Change Challenge Fund to retain a Wind Farm Development Director for PSP. The role is funded is funded until March 2011 and will be financed on a consultancy basis rather than as a direct employee of PSDT. The main role of the Wind Farm Development Director will be to take the 9 MW Beinn Ghrideag project from its current conditional planning consent to construction and operation by March 2011. The specific tasks to be undertaken include ...

Bethesda Hospice will benefit from an annual donation of £20,000 from the Point and Sandwick community-owned wind farm when it starts operating in June 2011. This was the commitment made by Point and Sandwick Trust Chairman, Cllr Donald John MacSween, after signing a formal Memorandum of Agreement with Bethesda Chairman, 'DR' Macdonald. Mr MacSween said: "The whole point of having a community-owned wind farm is that it is the community that benefits from the income and not big companies with no links to the islands. We are going to build the biggest community-owned wind farm in Britain and all the profits will ...

The Chairman of the Point and Sandwick Development Trust (PSDT), Councillor Donald John MacSween, has welcomed the granting of a conditional planning consent for a 9 MW community owned wind farm at Beinn Ghridaig just off the A858 west of Stornoway. Mr MacSween said: "We now look forward to finalising the arrangement with the Stornoway Trust for the lease of the land. We can then engage with turbine suppliers and with commercial lenders for the approximately £10 million we will need to build the wind farm." "Ours will be the biggest community owned wind farm in Britain and the economic impact ...