Posted 09/06/2020
By: Helen Castle

This programme is open to people who are most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic i.e. those on the shielded list or those in group 2 (those who are clinically vulnerable/ eligible for the flu jab).

Through this scheme, those who do not have access to the internet and are eligible, are gifted a device and initial connectivity. This is an effort to help those who do not have the existing means to keep in touch with family and friends remotely and possible access services to help and support them during this time.

If you think you are eligible please contact Kerry Spence at OIC 01856 873535 ext. 2425.

In Other News..

Know Before You Go Information
Posted 11/08/2020

All of the Historic Scotland sites - burial chambers/broches/ Cubbie Roo/St Magnus Church etc. are open as they are free sites.

The Taversoe is closed for the remainder of the season.

The Trumland Farm accommodation and camp site are closed.

It is the REW DT's understanding that all other holiday lets, except The Space, are closed for the season.

There are currently no toilets open on any of the three islands, although Egilsay may be open first (awaiting to hear from OIC).

Marion’s Shop and Rousay Post office are open but their hours are restricted.  Please check before you try to visit them.

New Digital Archaeology and Heritage resource
Posted 27/07/2020

The Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust has teamed up with The UHI Archaeology Institute to support islanders during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic. Fieldwork activities on Rousay in 2020 (e.g. Skaill farm and Swandro) have been postponed. This project provides an opportunity to support residents (young and old) to discover, access and enjoy archaeology and heritage resources on the internet.

The digital resource pack is designed to provide islanders with a basic guide and links to online archaeology and heritage resources. This will support training sessions where participants can undertake their own research, or this pack can be used for general interest.

Watch this space for more information.

To register an interest in the project contact Dan Lee on

Vacancy - Relief Cleaner
Posted 22/07/2020
Closing Date: 21/08/2020

The REW DT is looking for a reliable relief office cleaner to work up to 2 x 1.5 hour shifts each week cleaning the REW DT offices and when required the electric vehicle (including the weekly safety car checks), when the main office cleaner is on holiday.

The pay is £9.30 per hour, if you are interested, please contact the office in writing (email is  acceptable) with your details and experience as a cleaner.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: or phone: 821229

Closing date for the post is Friday 21 August 2020