The people leading community and social growth

Meet just a few of the remarkable people, enterprises and organisations we work with every day.

South West Mull and Iona Development

South West Mull & Iona Development was set up in 2010 to help this remote part of Scotland reach its full potential by consulting with the community and focussing on areas of improvement.

The Shieling Project

The Shieling Project, an off-grid learning centre, that invites and encourages everyone to experience outdoor living, harnesses centuries old skills as a blueprint to a more sustainable future.


Soirbheas, a registered charity, work to strengthen and support the communities of Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, through revenues from local renewable energy schemes.

Highland Blindcraft

HIE supports Inverness bases social enterprise, Highland Blincraft, develop and grow its range of employment opportunities.

Westray Development Trust

Hear how the community of Westray use their wind turbine to facilitate other services supporting locals and improving their quality of life.

West Harris Trust

The West Harris Trust were the first community company to purchase its crofting estate from the Scottish Government in 2010. Read more about their journey here.

Isle of Rum

Developing the future of island hydro power


From London consultancy to high quality, ethical fashion production.


Island pioneers sharing learning in the local energy economy.

Cumhachd Shlèite

Find out how the community has developed a scheme with environmental and community benefits.

Visit Unst

An island wide approach - community at the heart of tourism

Loch Ness Hub

What does a community-led tourism project look like?


Arts, education and science combine to explore food production and construction, with positive benefits for our climate

People gathered at the slipway at Glenelg has been repaired allowing the last sea-going, manually operated, turntable ferry in the world to continue to operate.


Check out our #GoPlaces campaign page to see just some of the wide-ranging activities that community-focused development can deliver.



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