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  • Garmony Hydro Scheme | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    Sustainable Mull and Iona Public Access Defibrillator Network Funding Contact Projects Services Garmony Hydro Scheme Garmony Hydro Scheme Green Energy Mull is a Community Benefit Society that is the owner of the Garmony Hydro scheme This is the first community owned hydroelectric generation scheme on the island and was completed in June 2015 The project to create Garmony hydro started back in 2010 and has taken 5 years to go from idea to finished product The scheme is a 400kW run of river system that according to our fairly conservative estimates should generate just over 1gWhr of power each year The scheme has been approved to receive the Feed in Tariff and the generated electricity will be sold into the national grid Income from the scheme should be around 200 000 per year Net profits from the scheme will be donated via Gift Aid to a charity called The Waterfall Fund This charity will receive applications from local community organisations and groups and will distribute funds accordingly It is hoped that the donation to the Waterfall fund will be in the region of 30 000 in the first years of generation rising to around 100 000 per year once the

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/garmonyhydro/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Tobermory Light Industrial Park | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    Public Access Defibrillator Network Funding Contact Projects Services Tobermory Light Industrial Park Tobermory Light Industrial Park The idea to provide business premises and storage was born in 2007 when the Community Trust was first approached by a member of the local business community who had identified that there were a number of other businesses besides himself that needed extra storage and or premises After discussions with Argyll and Bute Council and Forestry Commission Scotland an area of ground just outside Tobermory Ardmore was identified as a possible site for this type of small scale development Funding was sourced to carry out a full feasibility study in 2012 13 to fully assess the need for this type of project Having a dedicated staff member to work on this project has enabled it to move forward and we have been able to carry out a survey of businesses and individuals with 27 responses carry out site investigation works on the site had a topographical survey of site compiled applied to the National Forest Land Scheme to allow us to purchase the Ardmore site as a community acquisition and compiled a business plan for the development to support funding applications However plans are

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/tobermory-light-industrial/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Mull Musical Minds | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    enjoy regular social interaction by taking part in a singing group We welcome carers as well as anyone who simply wants to join in for a good old fashioned sing song This project is important for us as it helps address issues of rural isolation and social exclusion which are prevalent around our sparsely populated islands Mary MacAllister from Alzheimer Scotland and some of the singers at Salen Show August 2013 We are very lucky to have the support of Alzheimer Scotland who provide additional funds to enable us to secure the help of Elizabeth Jack the leader of the Mull Gaelic Choir who comes and helps with all the sessions With the funding MICT has secured we are able to support travel cost for attendees and volunteers as well as venue hire costs Mull Musical Minds takes place every 2 weeks normally at An Roth in Craignure but we do move around the island for a change of scenery In August 2013 Salen Show coincided with the singing so rather than miss the show we all went along for a sing song Mull Musical Minds are Finalists for 2 Scottish Awards The Scottish Social Services Council SSSC launched the

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/mull-musical-minds/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Sustainable Mull and Iona | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    Sustainable Mull and Iona Sustainable Mull and Iona SMI was formed on 21st September 2011 and was based on the membership of Mull Renewables SMI operates as an advisory group to Mull and Iona Community Trust providing information and advice on a wide range of sustainable issues Membership is free and open to all and new members are welcome The overarching aspiration of SMI is to see Mull and Iona develop consistently as a sustainable place and to play a full part in that development Mull and Iona are recognised as very special places with very special resources Their communities are recognised as caring creative and resourceful and these are seen as the building blocks for the future of the islands Current sustainability issues being investigated are The potential for a zero waste target for Mull and Iona The opportunities for a long term Biodiversity Action Plan Building on the current energy conservation projects HEEPS ABS ACCESS and Community Transport to aim towards our islands becoming self sufficient in energy Membership of SMI is open to any individual business or organisation based on Mull Iona who support the objectives of SMI SMI can also co opt members Meetings are run

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/sustainable-mull-and-iona/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Public Access Defibrillator Network | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    of willing businesses and building owners install them at strategic locations around the island We have produced a map which is printed here and is also available on the MICT Website and Facebook page Please feel free to make use of this on your own websites and publications The more people aware the better The defibrillators are checked every month by local volunteer Guardians These checks are coordinated by Cheryl Callow north and Jenny Jeffree south who then confirm to the ambulance service that each and every unit is functioning and operational It is vital that in an emergency a 999 call is made to ensure that the ambulance service despatches an ambulance and if one is available a Community First Responder please do not forget to call 999 if you ever have to make use of one of the public access defibrillators Anyone calling 999 who might need access to a defibrillator will be advised of the location of the nearest one by the call handler Here is a list of locations which have a 24 7 public access defibrillator Argyll Hotel Iona Iona Fire Station in the fire engine The Ferry Shop Fionnphort Outside Bunessan Fire Station Tiroran House Hotel The Old Post Office Pennyghael Ulva Primary School Taigh Solas Tobermory Harbour Association building Craignure Fire Station in the fire engine Dervaig Post Office and Stores Tobermory Fire Station in the fire engine Calmac Port office Craignure The Old Post Office Lochbuie Calgary location still to be finalised The Salen Spar coming soon There is of course a running cost for the public access defibrillators to replace the batteries 5 years and the sticky pads 3 years So if you would like to contribute to a revenue fund a small donation would be much appreciated Please contact Moray

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/defib/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Funding | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    this is one of the criteria listed by Social Enterprise Scotland in their suggested definition of a Social Enterprise click here for details Our earned income comes from a number of sources including self storage training and consultancy through our trading subsidiary An Roth Trading Ltd left luggage vending machines at Mull and Iona Community Hospital room rental and office services at An Roth and of course the Island Castaways

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/funding/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Contact | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    Service Projects Services Mull and Iona Sustainable Transport ACCESS Project Community Broadband Mull Community Development Plan Ulva Ferry Developments Garmony Hydro Tobermory Light Industrial Mull Musical Minds Sustainable Mull and Iona Public Access Defibrillator Network Funding Contact Contact Contact Write to us An Roth Community Enterprise Centre Craignure Isle of Mull PA65 6AY Email us enquiries mict co uk Phone us 01680 812 900 Facebook www facebook com mullandionacommunitytrust Mull

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/contact/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Ulva Ferry Housing Project | Mull and Iona Community Trust
    geographically isolated with few affordable housing options for local people especially young families and the local school was threatened with closure in 2010 The Housing Project follows the successful campaign by Ulva School Community Association USCA to keep Ulva School open A subsequent community consultation identified affordable housing as a top priority for the area and now after extensive community consultation two three bedroom houses are being built next to the School These houses will be offered to local families for rental By providing secure affordable houses there will be many wider social and economic benefits for this fragile community as local people can continue to live work and go to school in the area The houses are being designed by local firm Thorne Wyness Architects whose low energy design will be sympathetic to the landscape What is MICT s involvement Mull and Iona Community Trust are supporting USCA in the project as anchor organisation MICT are employing the Housing Project Manager and will take on the long term responsibilities of owning and renting the two houses How are the houses being paid for The importance of the housing project has been recognised by significant grants from the Scottish Land Fund Argyll Bute Council and the Trusthouse Foundation with additional donations from an anonymous benefactor and through fundraising by USCA along with our Buy a Brick Scheme see below The remaining costs will be met via the sale of an affordable building plot donated by a sympathetic local landowner and by a mortgage How you can help We have launched a Buy a Brick scheme by buying a virtual brick you can contribute to ensuring the future viability of the Ulva Ferry community Your donation however small will help us make community housing a reality If you would like to

    Original URL path: http://www.mict.co.uk/projects-services/ulvaferrydevelopments/ulva-ferry-housing-project/ (2016-02-17)
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