Local News for Wednesday 5th September 2018
STORNOWAY TRUST & PST LAUNCH JOINT PROJECTS FUND
Community landowner The Stornoway Trust and community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust (PST) have come together to form an Interim Joint Committee to make grant awards to projects using money generated by Beinn Ghrideag Wind Farm.
The new Projects Fund has been opened with a transfer of £82,000 to Stornoway Trust from PST and this will be supplemented in the future by annual payments of around £40,000 from the profits of the wind farm which began generating in 2015.
PST General Manager Donald John MacSween said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Stornoway Trust in setting up this new Joint Projects Fund which can benefit the whole of the Stornoway Trust area.
Read more: Local News for Wednesday 5th September 2018
Local News for Monday 3rd September 2018
ACAIR LAUNCH BOOK ON MITCHELLS BUSES & GARAGE
A new book on the history of a landmark Lewis business is being launched by Acair Books in Stornoway tonight, September 3rd – and everyone is welcome to attend.
Mitchell’s – The Story of a Stornoway Family's Garage and Bus Business – has been written by Colin Tucker, who was engaged to write the book shortly before the sudden death of Ian Mitchell in December 2016.
Ian Mitchell was the son of the founder of the business, John Mitchell, and Ian made it his life’s work to carry on that legacy, which saw Mitchell’s run bus services all over the island and build a garage and motor business.
Chris Mitchell, John’s Grandson, and Ian’s Son, who is travelling from his home in England to be at the book launch, worked with writer Colin Tucker to see his father’s dream of a book on the family business become a reality. Chris said: said he was “delighted with the writing, delighted with the photos, delighted with the way Acair enthusiastically got behind it”
Read more: Local News for Monday 3rd September 2018