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Posted 15/10/2019
By: Helen Castle

The REW Heritage SCIO AGM will be at the Rousay Communtiy School on Saturday 19 October starting at 10:15 with refreshments, we look forward to seeing both members and non-members at the meeting.

Please come along to find out all about the lastest exciting heritage projects that are in progress or starting very soon.

Hope to see you on Saturday

Posted 15/10/2019
By: Helen Castle

Screen Machine will be on Rousay on Monday 18 November & Tuesday 19 November.

They would like us all to vote on the extra film to be shown - see poster around the island.

Please make sure you vote by either putting your name on the posters around Rousay, completing the survey monkey link below or emailing your choice to by Tuesday 22 October 12 noon. A copy of the poster can be found here


Posted 24/09/2019
By: Helen Castle

Rousay Crafthub

The Theme of the day is food |& diet, focusing on the excavations at Skaill Farm

  • 10 am Animal & fish bone workshops (Ingrid Mainland & Jen Harland).  Finds - view the lastest finds from the Skaill dig (Dan Lee) Archives - explore what we know about Skaill & Westness (Sarah Jane Gibbon)
  • 11am Straw plaiting workshop and corn grinding (Neil Leask. Orkney Museum)
  • 12 noon Skaill drone footage & geophysics demonstration (Bobby Friel & Dan Lee)
  • 2 pm Short talks on the latest results from the Skaill excavations
  • 3 pm Workshops and finds viewing continues
  • 4pm Finish

Posted 23/07/2019
By: Helen Castle

‘Community Land Scotland’ have designated 10th – 18th August as ‘COMMUNITY LAND WEEK 2019’ to celebrate community land ownership throughout Scotland. 

Though still at the early stages with regard to the purchase of land at the Trumland estate, REWDT have been invited to join in these celebrations so Rachael is organising a family-friendly event for Saturday 17th August.  

It will be centred around a tiny but fascinating plant, the ‘Round-Leaved Sundew’, that only grows in the peaty soils of hill-land such as we have in the centre of Rousay. There will be various arts activities open to all ages, an information board outlining ideas and possibilities for some of the Trumland land projects and Rachael will, of course, be on hand to discuss these with you

The local Brownies & Guides will be serving drinks & snacks and hoping to earn some money towards their future activities so please give generously!

Posted 06/03/2019
By: Helen Castle

Thank you to everyone who came along last year and made our first Peedie Race so special, this will now be an annual event and the 2019 Peedie 5K race will be held on Saturday 08 June, watch this space for details.  Hope to see you all on Race Day.

Posted 06/03/2019
By: Helen Castle

A huge thank you to all the volunteer marshals and the staff for supporting this year’s Rousay Lap.  The rain poured down and the wind blew but we still had 34 participants.  Thanks also to Zoë Flaws and Tesco for supplying us with water and Scottish Water reusable bottles and to the ladies from the RNLI who made warming soup and sandwiches, plus the Crafthub for also providing refreshments.

The RNLI donations from the race day totalled £419.00.

Lets hope next year the weather will be kinder, the 12th Rousay Lap Half Marathon Race will be held  on Saturday 29 August 2020 

Posted 06/03/2019
By: Helen Castle

The next AGM will be held on 30 November 2019, at Rousay Community School, starting at 10:15

All members will receive an invitation to attend early November but if you are not a member but would like to come along and find out about the work of the REW DT and it's subsidiaries, please come, you are most welcome.