WIND FARM CHARITY FACILITATES SERIES OF GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS OVER ISLANDS PLAN THIS WEEK
A group of representatives from Scottish Government will be in Lewis from Tuesday to Thursday this week for three days of public consultations, facilitated by community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust at the request of the Scottish Islands Federation.
The community events are part of a consultation programme for the new National Islands Plan and Island Communities Impact Assessments, to ensure that the National Islands Plan “responds truly to the wishes, desires and concerns of island communities”, in the words of government.
Children from Sgoil an Rubha and the Nicolson Institute are among those who will be giving their views, as well as friendship groups for the over-60s and other more formal organisations including community councils and community trusts.
Consultations will be in Point at Ionad Stoodie on Tuesday afternoon and evening, in Sandwick Hall on Wednesday evening and in Carloway Community Hall on Thursday afternoon and evening.
Donald John MacSween, Point and Sandwick Trust general manager, said:
“It’s important that groups in the islands have a voice and we put together a programme to make sure that, in the short time available, a lot of groups have an opportunity to feed into the consultation.”