The small but successful community of Fair Isle are taking steps to ensure a sustainable future for its residents and visitors.

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Lochcarron Community Development Company was established to help revitalise the community to ensure its long term economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability.

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A new carbon neutral sustainable facility has been opened by South Uist learning centre, Cothrom, for its furniture recycling and training project.

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These three small island communities have achieved much over the last 10 years, and continue to work together to shape and strengthen their future.


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Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust was established in 2012 to take forward the opportunities identified by the area's Regeneration Strategy.  

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COPE Ltd, a successful and established Lerwick based social enterprise, is being supported by a grant from HIE to help diversify and grow the business.

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Highland BlindCraft is a social enterprise which aims to balance sustainability with purpose.

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Many communities across the region are operating renewable energy projects, which each bring wide ranging socio economic benefits. 

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The implementation of the Connected Communities Broadband Network in the Western Isles has been transformational for nearly 2,000 business and residential subscribers.

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Helmsdale & District Development Trust are delivering new affordable housing for its community.

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Papay Development Trust has produced a comprehensive Development Plan for the small but resilient community in the Orkney Isles.

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South West Mull & Iona Development Trust is working on a range of projects to ensure a sustainable future for its community.

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Bressay is working hard to ensure its long-term future. A robust development plan coupled with staff and volunteer resources provides a framework for action.

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In 2010 the West Harris Trust (WHT) became the first community to purchase its crofting estate from the Scottish Government through the Community Empowerment Act. Now a wide range of projects are underway.

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Bodysurf Scotland is a contemporary dance social enterprise based in Findhorn, Moray, and offers a range of community dance programmes and events.

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