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Posted 26/02/2021
By: Kayleigh Tipper

As part of the initial consultation phase of The Pier Project, we are delighted to share with you the consultants' first report. 

This report has been compiled by our project consultants, Alan Jones Associates, and is based on the responses to the survey issued to all adult residents on Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre in December/January. 

This is the first step of our planned community consultation. Unfortunately, we have been unable to proceed with the next steps due to further Covid-19 restrictions announced just before Christmas. We are hopeful that the consultation will be able to continue as planned over the next couple of months, so please look out for further information in due course. 

In the meantime, should anyone have any questions regarding The Pier Project, please do not hesitate to ask us. 

To view the report (PDF), please click here

Posted 13/01/2021
By: Kayleigh Tipper

Following the ongoing interest in The Pier project, we have produced a timeline, to illustrate the work undertaken by the Development Trust, in relation to this project, over the last few years. This timeline breaks down into specific actions and dates. To assist you, we have created image maps, which means that you can click on each activity and you will be taken to the associated document. To access these timelines (split into 3 in total), you will need to use the following links: 

The Pier Timeline 2019

The Pier Timeline 2020 (January-March)

The Pier Timeline 2020 (April-December)

We have also produced a timeline which summarises the main points - you can see these further below (these are not image maps, so there are no links to documents on these ones). If you are viewing this on a mobile device, you may only see a partial image - please click or tap on the images to see a larger version. 

We hope you will find these timelines and documents useful, however, as ever, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

The Pier Timeline 2018The Pier Timeline 2019-20

Posted 17/12/2020
By: Peter Roebuck

Pier Site Project Time Lines

Following the ongoing interest in the Timelines associated with Our Pier Site Project expressed by many members please find the current timeline.  Associated documents to support this will follow.

To see the timeline please click here

Posted 03/11/2020
By: Helen Castle


On 27th August 2020 we successfully purchased Trumland Estate land.

Thank you again to the Scottish Land Fund and The BIG Lottery fund for awarding the grant for the purchase of the land, and to Highlands and Islands Enterprise for funding the Project Officer post.

Please click here for initial information regarding the land. More information, along with a map of the land, will follow once the relevant documents have been returned from the land registry.

We are currently working alongside a local land consultant, from SAC in Kirkwall. This will enable us to gain a better understanding of our rights and responsibilities regarding the land.

The sub-projects that are currently being worked on are the ones that gained the greatest support in the Community Ballot of July 2018. These included creating a viewing point, creating a Ranger service provision and carrying out invasive species control.

We look forward to discussing further plans with you soon and hearing your thoughts.
Should anyone wish to discuss the land in more detail please do not hesitate to get in touch with the office on 01856 821229 or email