Members sought for Development Trust

The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is seeking ordinary members from across the islands to join the charitable trust.

From the ordinary membership, four individuals, one each from Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra, will subsequently be elected onto the Board.

Anyone wishing to join the WIDT should apply before Friday 26th September. Elections to the board will be held soon after.

The purpose of WIDT is to support the regeneration and development of the Outer Hebrides through disbursement of Community Benefit secured from local Renewable Energy installations.

This Community Benefit will come from a range of technologies, predominantly onshore wind, offshore wind, wave and tidal. Over time, and as grid connectivity allows, WIDT will expand its activities to support community ownership of large scale Renewable Energy infrastructure with the objective of addressing Fuel Poverty through access to locally generated ‘green’ electricity.

To be eligible as an Ordinary Member, applicants must be at least 16 years old and be on the electoral roll in the Western Isles.

Anyone interested in applying to be an ordinary member should contact WIDT at [||click here} or write to The Community Planning Unit, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway.