We have begun work on further research on three projects that were identified in the Feasibility study last year.
An investigation into the requirements, costs and issues relating to a Multi-purpose Community building in this area is currently being undertaken by Robert Fraser, an architectural firm based in North Uist (http://www.fraserarchitecture.co.uk/).
The firm have visited the Keose/Keose Glebe villages and made some initial surveys in terms of assessing existing infrastructure, village topography, planning requirements, parking etc.
We hope that once these preliminary findings are available, we can, with consultation and input from the communities, agree on an appropriate building and site to take forward to the next stage of funding and detailed consideration.
£10,000 has also been awarded to Keose Glebe by CARES – the Scottish Government ‘Community And Renewable Energy Scheme’.
This is to allow us, with assistance from Local Energy Scotland and Community Energy Scotland, to assess the potential of developing appropriate renewable energy project in this area.
We have awarded this work to a Company called Ecodyn (http://www.ecodyn.com/), and we hope to have our first initial meeting with them this week (19th April).
Further feasibility work on walks/a walks network, and a sheep stock club are currently being tendered – hopefully we will have further news on these matters shortly.
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