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Eilean Eisdeal: the Easdale Island Community Development Group

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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.

Eilean Eisdeal News

Easdale Island Ferry Timetable

Please note that this information is for permanent Easdale Island residents only. The Community Council has been asked to canvas opinion on the current ferry timetable by Argyll & Bute Council.

The options available are:
a) continue using the current timetable
or
b) move to the regular winter timetable.

This is a decision that the Easdale Island residents need to make, so please can you contact the CC with your views.

You can private message or phone Zim (728) or email the secretary on secretary@seilandeasdalecc.co.uk.
Nov 2020

Stone Skimming Quarry Purchase

The Directors are delighted to be able to tell you all that after a protracted amount of time the purchase of the Stone Skimming quarry for the community has finally been concluded successfully.

We would like to thank the Scottish Land Fund for continuing to support the project and the National Lottery Community Fund. It has not been an easy process.

We would also like to thank directors past (who started out on this project) and present for all their support on this bumpy journey and to the members for their on going support.
Nov 2020

Lock-down

In our island lock-down, thanks must go to Puffer for the Sunday treats, the ladies who knitted all the NHS dolls and sewed individual face-coverings, all the food-delivery volunteers, the ferry-men for going above and beyond, and the Thursday evening musicians.
June 2020

On the move

We are sad to see two families leave the island recently - Calum, Vicky, Dylan & Rosie and Lyndsey, Dave, Siobhan, Joe, Georgia & Jamie - but wish them all the very best.
June 2020

Arts Programme 2020

To all our loyal supporters, friends and visitors.
It is with great regret, but given the current Covid 19 situation and in line with current Government instructions Eilean Eisdeal will be unable hold the publicised Arts Programme events in Easdale Island Hall for a minimum of the next three months, but possibly longer.

We will update you if the situation changes at all.

Trail West is scheduled to come at the beginning of October and we are hoping that this gig will go ahead, and be a celebration, but we will keep you posted. March 2020

EGM outcome

The outcome of the voting on the motion to change the Membs and Arts at the EGM on 23rd February 2020 is as follows

  • Show of hands votes
    yea 12, nae 0, abstentions 0
  • Postal votes
    yea 15, nae 1, abstentions 11

The motion is carried.
February 2020

Membership subscriptions

Reminder that membership subscriptions are due.
January 2020

DIY Ceildh and Panto

Fantastic DIY Ceildh and fabulous Panto were enjoyed by many visitors and residents alike.
January 2020

Hall Spring-clean

Be prepared - Hall Spring-clean to be organised.
January 2020

AGM

This year's Eilean Eisdeal AGM is at 2.15pm on Sat 28 December.
October 2019

Easdale Welcome

Welcome to Catherine Forsyth who is moving onto the Island - a new neighbour for May.
October 2019

Wedding Congratulations

Many congratulations to Pamela and John on their wedding.
October 2019

New Director

Welcome to Joe Smith as a new Director for Eilean Eisdeal.
Sept 2019

Easdale Baby

Many congratulations to Laura & Des for the safe arrival of their daughter Elsie.
Sept 2019

Easdale Welcome

A warm welcome to Robert Grigg who has moved back onto the island.
Sept 2019

Easdale Baby

Many congratulations to Pamela and John for the safe arrival of their daughter Amber-Jane.
Sept 2019

Final Farewell

A fond and final farewell to Adrian Laycock who was instrumental in Easdale Island having its Community Hall.
Aug 2019

Don on the move

A fond adiós to Don Gillies - who is moving not too far from the island.
June 2019

EGM

Thanks to all who attended the EGM on Sunday and those who returned their ballot papers.

The outcome of the vote on the resolution to change our Mems & Arts to comply with the the Scottish Land Fund criteria was not carried. Votes for were 8 and against 20.

We will inform the SLF of this community’s decision.
May 2019

EGM

Extra-ordinary General Meeting Sunday 26th May at 11.00am in the Hall to ratify changes to Membs and Arts to bring these into line with current funding criteria.
May 2019

Panto

Brilliant FULL house Panto on 2nd Jan raised £457.94 - many thanks to all concerned.
Jan 2019

 

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. 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.