Eilean Eisdeal: the Easdale Island Community Development Group
Eilean Eisdeal News
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Eilean Eisdeal Community Planning Survey
As part of a survey currently underway we will be having an informal drop in discussion on Saturday 13th April 10.30 am - 12.30pm at Easdale Island Hall. We'd like to hear your views on what should happen at the Rush and Gush on the island. This will help us respond to the request from the council for a planning application on this land to formalise its use as storage.
Representatives from Eilean Eisdeal and Suzanne McIntosh Planning will be on hand to talk with you and listen to your views. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you can't make it, please contact us for an informal discussion by email on email@example.com
Harbour mooring spaces
Easdale Island harbour offers mooring facilities for small leisure craft which creates a revenue stream for the charity. We currently have mooring spaces available for 2013. Please contact the harbour master for rates and more information email:
A successful funding application to Creative Scotland has ensured there will be another exciting arts programme for Easdale Island Community Hall throughout 2013. Our dedicated hall website will be updated as details of confirmed gigs emerge and sign up to the mailing list to receive the latest news www.easdaleislandhall.org
The hall's 10th Birthday celebration plans are well underway with artists confirmed to play on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May. More news on this very soon. It will certainly be a weekend to remember!
Easdale Island Panto
The annual Easdale Island panto took place on Thursday 3rd January and "Easdale Very Amateur Dramatics" entertained as always an extremely enthusiastic audience in the islandís community hall. The Panto chosen to kick start 2013 was Peter "Gok Wan" Pan and in typical Easdale tradition was performed with a fair amount of cast improvisation along with local jokes and lots of audience participation. Entry is always free to the one off performance however donations to escape the mayhem are always welcomed and the appreciative audience raised £272 for Eilean Eisdeal.
We would like to remind members that the Eilean Eisdeal AGM will be held at 2pm on Friday 28th December in Easdale Island Community Hall.
World Stone Skimming Championships - update
The 2012 World Stone Skimming Championships was a huge success and raised £9,500. Record numbers of competitors and spectators flocked to the island to show their support for this event. A huge thank you to all our volunteers who help out and make the day run smoothly.
Fundraising has already started towards the hallís 10th birthday celebrations in May 2013. Proceeds from the pub Quiz on the 1st December got the ball rolling and a sponsored rowathon is planned during the holidaysÖdetails will follow very soon so watch this space!
World Stone Skimming Championships
This weekend we are looking forward to the busiest and most successful World Stone Skimming Championships ever on Sunday 23rd September. Registration from 11am. Skimming starts at noon.
10th Anniversary Party
Plans already underway for a 10th anniversary party to celbrate the opening of the Hall
New goal posts
New goal posts for kids of all ages - thanks to the generosity of Jonny Curley, Douglas's cousin, we now have genuine 7-a-side goal posts in the square
For more info and ticket sales see the hall website
9.15pm 13 April 2013
9.30pm 27 April 2013
8.00pm 24 May 2013
8.00pm 25 May 2013
8.45pm 15 June 2013
8.15pm 13 July 2013
8.15pm 27 July 2013
8.15pm 10 Aug 2013
8.15pm 24 Aug 2013
8.15pm 14 September 2013
8.15pm 28 September
12.00pm 29 September
And finally, the weather...
Easdale is a small island in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, 16 miles south of Oban. 'Eilean Eisdeal', the Easdale Island Community Development Group, is a charitable organisation run by residents and friends of the island to carry out projects on the island of benefit to the community and with the long term aim of regeneration and sustainability for the island.
Eilean Eisdeal was set up in 1997. Its first major project, the renovation of a unique slate built hall on the island for use as an arts and community centre, was completed in May 2003. In 2005 funding was secured for the purchase of the island’s historic harbour and an adjacent area of land for community development. The regeneration and repair of the harbour continues to be an ongoing project.
Easdale Island Community Hall
Easdale Island Community Hall is host to the highly successful Eilean Eisdeal Arts Programme and other community activities and is also available for functions such as weddings and conferences. Details of Arts Programme events, the hall and its facilities, and how to go about booking the hall, are now available in our dedicated hall website at www.easdaleislandhall.org.
Easdale Island Folk Museum
The award winning Easdale Island Folk Museum was purchased by Eilean Eisdeal in 2008. Now under community ownership it offers employment and volunteer opportunities to the islanders. Please see our Museum website for more information.
Eilean Eisdeal would not be able to survive without your support. Any assistance you can offer, either in terms of ideas or your time, or by way of financial donation or membership, will be of invaluable help in furthering the preservation and future viability of this unique island.
If you have never been to Easdale Island, we hope you'll visit soon! Please see our accommodation page for somewhere to stay.