SLEAT IS A GREEN COMMUNITY
The small community of Sleat has a population of 900 which increases during the holiday season with our many hundreds of visitors. In 2014 the community run development trust, the Sleat Community Trust celebrated its 10th anniversary with a series of events to recognise the huge range of projects and achievements over the years. Widely regarded as one the most forward-thinking community organisations in Scotland the Trust has led the way in helping make Sleat a better place to live and work, and just as importantly to make our corner of Skye a destination of choice for the many visitors that come each year.
One of the key tasks of the Trust is to develop initiatives and projects that will ensure a sustainable future for the years to come. In 2011 the Trust raised funds to purchase 1000 acres of forest at Tormore, which is now being harvested bringing a wide range to benefits to the community. The Trust runs the Filling Station and Post Office at Armadale and leases the Garage to a local proprietor and in 2015 will manage the introduction a community broadband scheme and the potential development of new facilities at the Trust's base at Armadale. A feasibility study is currently underway to assess options to purchase further forest land near Kinloch Lodge and a subsidised community taxi service has proved very successful in recent years.
The Community Tust has a number of project groups, notably the Visit Sleat tourism organisation, an Environment Group, Sleat Renewables and Community Trading which is the commercial arm of the Trust. The organisation works closely with a range of key partners in Sleat including Clan Donald Lands Trust, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Scotland's Gaelic College and the Fearann Eilean Iarmain Estate based at Isle Ornsay.
All of this has led to a drive to become environmentally friendly and to make all of our businesses, organisations and homes as efficient as possible. We encourage initiatives to reduce waste and actively and, where possible, use eco-friendly products and services. Residents are often involved in beach cleans and other local activities.
We want our community to be as environmentally efficient and sustainable both for our residents and for our visitors. We're doing all we can to make Sleat a better place to live and work and for our visitors we're working hard to ensure our beautiful corner of Skye remains that way.
To learn a little more about our green community click the links below and if you have any comments following your visit please let us know. We would be delighted to have you visit our Petrol Station, Post Office,Tourist Information Centre and the Skye Farm Shop at Arnadale or drop in to the Trust Office just next door. Welcome.