Posted 23/11/2021
By: Helen Castle

VAO and the Island Wellbeing Project have launched a new self-management group for anybody living with a long-term condition on the ferry-linked isles. Participants will have an opportunity to meet others, learn self-management techniques from qualified tutors and to hear from expert speakers.

Joining the group is free. You need to be aged 18+, living on one of the ferry-linked isles and have a long-term condition.

Sign-up at:

In Other News..

Housing Project: Design Plan
Posted 02/10/2022

The project is progressing well, and Directors are continuing to work with the consultants to plan the building of the two x 2-bed bungalows, which will be built on the land at the end of Johnston’s Road. The majority of the funds for the project are expected to be provided from the Island & Rural Housing Fund. 

Our consultants have produced the final design for the builds (please view below), following the Housing Needs Survey conducted in our community earlier this year. Each property will have its own garden and parking. We are on track to commence building in 2023, and we will keep provide updates as the project progresses. 

Housing Project Plan

02 August 2022 minutes
Posted 15/09/2022

The minutes from the board meeting on 02 August 2022 can be found here

Eleanor Barr
Posted 18/08/2022

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our employee, Eleanor.

Eleanor joined REWDT as our Countryside Management Ranger in August 2021, to take our Trumland Project forward. We were impressed with her energy and enthusiasm for the project, and in that time she made a positive contribution to REWDT and our community. Eleanor had a passion for nature, evidenced in her excellent work with local organisations over the last year, and she formed many friendships with local people after moving to Rousay last August.

In her role with REWDT, Eleanor was working on the creation of a pathway and viewpoint on the Trumland land; this work will be continued, which will be her legacy for years to come.

I know that many of you are keen to pay your respects to Eleanor and are disappointed at not having the opportunity to do so on Saturday, but rest assured we will be doing something special to remember Eleanor; please look out for details in the usual places in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, our thoughts are with Eleanor’s family and friends.