Archive News from 2021
Office Closing and Festive Season
Following guidance this week from Scottish Government regarding home working, the office at 1 Lios na Glibe is now closed. Please be assured it is business as usual and the staff are working from home and are able to accept emails and arrange/take calls as required. If you would like to get in touch, please call us on the usual number 01851 643481 or email email@example.com
The staff will be on holiday for the festive season from Friday 24 December 2021 and will be back to work, remotely, on Wednesday 5 January 2022. The answering machine will be monitored in case of any emergencies during this time. We hope you all stay safe over the holidays.
Covid-19 Working Arrangements
UPDATE - 8 December 2021
The office will be closed to the public from Wednesday 8 December until at least the middle of January following new guidance issued by the Scottish Government.
Please be assured it is still business as usual, and we will be able to accept emails and arrange/take calls as required. If you would like to get in touch, please call us on the usual number - 01851 643481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take care during these difficult times.
Annual General Meeting 2021
Our AGM will be held online on Friday 10 December 2021 at 7p.m.; all members have been sent full details with their AGM papers including joining details. The meetings can be joined online using Zoom or by telephone.
We are delighted to be joined by Agnes Rennie as our guest speaker from 7.30p.m. with this part of the evening open to all. If anyone would like to register for this public meeting, please email email@example.com or phone 01851 643481.
If you would like to test your Zoom connection, we will open the meeting at 6.45p.m. If anyone would like any further assistance with Zoom either via online or via telephone, please get in touch with us by phoning 01851 643481.
Doune Broch Visitor Centre and Carpark Online Community Survey
We are pleased to share that Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh have applied to the Scottish Land Fund for support to purchase, and then redevelop, the Broch Visitor Centre and Carpark from Urras nan Tursachan. Following discussions with Urras nan Tursachan and a range of feasibility work including a valuation, building condition survey, asbestos survey and options appraisal work including stakeholder interviews and a community meeting to gather feedback it was agreed that this was the best way forward for the site.
If we are successful in purchasing the visitor centre and carpark we would plan to fully refurbish the visitor centre and toilets. The plans for the redevelopment include improved interpretation offering, digital heritage visitor experience and improved visitor facilities.
More details about the proposals and an opportunity to share your views are available in our online community survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Broch
Angling Season Open
Angling Season Now Open for 2021
The season is now open for 2021 and tickets are available direct from us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01851 643481. Tickets are also available from a number of local outlets including the Carloway Pop Up Shop and online via Fishpal.
Community Meeting - Doune Broch Feasibility Study
Following the results of the last community consultation and feasibility study, we have been investigating the potential for improvements to the visitor centre and wider visitor offering at the Broch. This includes the proposal that was put forward of Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh purchasing the car-park and visitor centre from Urras nan Tursachan.
To allow us to investigate the potential for improvements and the suitability of any change of ownership structure we have secured funding, from the Scottish Land Fund, for surveys of the Broch Visitor Centre (building condition survey, valuation and asbestos survey) and some options appraisal and business planning by specialist consultants. The surveys have been carried out and the consultants (Duncan MacPherson, Faye MacLeod and Calum Macleod) are carrying out work on the business planning and options appraisal with a view to have a final report by the end of March. They have carried out stakeholder interviews and background research.
Normally the next stage would be a community meeting or drop-in session in the Community Centre to allow them to share their finding and gather feedback from the community. Sadly, that isn’t possible at this time, so we would like to invite anyone interested to a Zoom meeting on Monday 22 February at 7pm. To register, please email email@example.com or phone 01851 643481.
Health Walks Suspended
Covid-19 Community Support & Working Arrangements