Posted 01/03/2023
By: Stuart Williams

Help us to Help You

The Trust is holding a community event on 24th/25th March, to help get community involvement in creating a new Development Plan that will take the trust forward for the next 5 years.  The process is being funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and involves experienced consultants working with the Directors and Staff of REWDT to help progress the plans.

The Plan will provide guidance for the trust, but is also a fundamental document required by many funders when it comes to social investment in the Trust.  It’s vital that we have community engagement in the process, hence the need for the ‘Roadshow’.

The development of the new plan is also timely, as it coincides with the recruitment of a new Trust Manager, Stuart Williams, who will lead the planning form the REWDT side.

The ‘drop in’ events are being held over two days, and there are three sessions available.
  • Friday 24th March – 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday 25th March – 10am-12pm
  • Saturday 25th March - 2pm-4pm

Each of the timeslots will be an interactive session, with REWDT staff and directors on hand to update on progress of projects and facilitate feedback. Please allow one hour to fully engage with the session (e.g if you book on the 10-12 slot then the latest you should arrive would be 11am).  You only need to attend one session (they will all be the same) and refreshments will be provided.

Booking is encouraged either by emailing or online at  or call us on 821229.  Numbers will be limited per session.

For those travelling from Egilsay & Wyre, transport will be provided and ferry costs covered.  If you need road transport to the venue, please let us know.


In Other News..

16 August 2023 Approved Minutes
Posted 26/09/2023

Please click here to read the approved REW DT board meeting minutes from the meeting held on 16 August 2023

October & November Activities & Event
Posted 19/09/2023

A couple of wellbeing events in the next couple of months - click on the images to book.

Community Car Driver Vacancies
Posted 01/09/2023
Closing Date: 30/09/2023

Community Car Driver

We are looking for a reliable driver(s) to join our friendly driving team.
The successful candidate will need to hold a valid UK driving licence.
The role involves driving our community Electric Car on ‘dial-a-ride’ runs every Monday & Wednesday, and trips to Mainland the first and third Thursday of each month.  Trips on island are generally to the shop, post office and surgery.  Trips to Mainland are generally to Kirkwall.  Drivers will be expected to provide any necessary assistance for passengers before, during, or after travel, consistent with their transport needs.

There is a possibility of extra hours on an ad-hoc basis.  Drivers will be required to perform basic vehicle checks and keep the car clean & tidy. 
Full training will be given.
We welcome applications from people who can only do certain days of the week. 

Job Type: Part-time until March 2024.

Part-time hours: 10-15 per week.  Mon & Wed typically 9.30-15.30.  Mainland trips catch 10.05 and return on 14.45.

Salary: £10.90 per hour when driving, but there is a daily allowance for being available (£18/day for 6 hours).  There is an uplift of 12.07% pay enhancement in lieu of holiday. 

Interested? Email us at or call on 01856 821229, we are looking forward to hearing from you!