Press Releases

2019

11 December – Launch of the Kyle Chronicle – a new community magazine

29 October 2019 – KoSDT is running a community larder.

14 October 2019 – A Big Brunch to mark National Poverty Week.

23 September 2019 – KoSDT hands over Edderton Playpark to the community

10 September  2019 – KoSDT wins a Highland Third Sector Award for ‘Reducing Vulnerability in the Community.’

21 August  2019 –  Through an SCVO and Edinburgh University  Research Project, Post Graduate Student Lee McNeish has published an independent report about the impact of the Trust’s Community Food Stop.  Click on the link to download the Community Food Stop Report. 

20 May 2019 – Mairi Gougeon MSP thanks pupils of Sutherland for their postcards contributing to the discussions on climate change.

30 April 2019 – KoSDT contracted to develop new playpark in Edderton

15 March 2019 – The Energy Advice Service to lose its funding

3 March 2019 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust AGM to be held on 3rd April.

1 March 2019 – Bonar Bridge Primary School’s Eco Action Day!

7 Feb 2019 – Falls of Shin represented in Architecture and Design Scotland exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow

5 Feb 2019 – Launch of #DigitalKyle – a series of digital events to mark Safer Internet Day

29 January 2019 – Mobile Library Bus to host a ‘climate change library’ that will tour Sutherland

25 January 2019 – Trust Employee gains Mental Health Awareness training

15 January 2019 – Help us raise awareness about the Davy Duff Tape Service charity

2018

13 December 2018 – The Energy Advice Service wins a Climate Challenge Fund Award

11 December 2018 – Falls of Shin shortlisted for a Rural Tourism Award

14 November 2018 – The second phase of Superfast Broadband has arrived in the Kyle of Sutherland!

12 November 2018 – The Embo Trust are handed the keys to ‘The Old School Embo’

8 November 2018 – Helen Houston announced as the winner of a Social Enterprise Scotland Award

2 November 2018 – Falls of Shin wins two awards at the Inverness Architectural Association Awards

29 October 2018 – The Trust welcomes new manager David Watson to the team

1 October 2018 – Beth Simco wins a prestigious Highland Business Award!

25 September 2018 – Change in leadership at Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust

5 September 2018 – Helen Houston shortlisted for a Social Enterprise Award

27 August 2018 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust wins Third Sector Organisation of the Year 2018 Award

14 August – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is shortlisted for two Highland Business Awards

15 July – The Trust has received a grant from the Scottish Hydro-Electric Community Trust

20 June 2018 – Falls of Shin is shortlisted for a RIAS Award for best Scottish building!

16 May 2018 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted to announce Mac & Wild as the new operators at Falls of Shin

15 May 2018 – New Electric Car Charging point in Ardgay

14 May 2018 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust’s New Energy Advice Team will work across Sutherland to help people save money on fuel

11 May 2018 – Free Minibus Training opportunity for Kyle of Sutherland Residents

2 May 2018 – Does Bonar Bridge have the only Post Office/Bike Shop in the UK?!

23 April 2018 – Falls of Shin wins a prestigious Scottish RICS Award! Click here to read more.

26 April 2018 – Superfast Broadband has arrived in the Kyle of Sutherland. Click here for more information.

11 April 2018 – Trust Employees invited to Windsor Castle for the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle –  Click here to read more…

22 March 2018 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust receives a Climate Challenge Fund Grant to run an Energy Advice Service across Sutherland. Click here for further information.

20 March 2018 – Falls of Shin Café, Gift Shop and Toilets are temporarily closed. Click here for further information.

5 March 2018 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is supporting the Scottish Government’s scheme to provide Free Sanitary Products

19 February 2018 – Falls of Shin will not be introducing parking charges as reported in the media. Click here for further information.

16 February 2018 – Falls of Shin has been shortlisted for a prestigious RICS award. Click here for further information.

15 February 2018 – Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction is one of the ‘must see destinations’ on the itinerary of Visit Scotland’s Moray Firth Tourist Route.  Click here to go to the Visit Scotland site.

February 2018 – Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction has been shortlisted for a Scottish Rural Award! Click here for further information.

The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust AGM was held on 25 January 2018. Click here to read the Annual Report 2016 – 2017

January 2018 – The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has launched a new Community Engagement Project to cover Sutherland. Click here for further information.

2017

December 2017 – Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has moved to new premises!

The Business Barn

In December 2017, the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust team packed up our belongings and moved from our offices in Bonar Bridge to The Barn in Ardgay – a brand new space, purpose built to accommodate the Trust and other local businesses. For further information click here.

June 2017 – Electric Car
The Trust is delighted to announce that the Beatrice Community Fund has made an award of £25,045 to allow the Trust to purchase an electric vehicle which will facilitate the delivery of a number of projects in the area, including the energy efficiency project and the Falls of Shin Community Project. This vehicle will assist with the sustainability of these projects and reduce the CO2 as per the aims of the Trust.