Urras an Taobh Sear / Staffin Community Trust held its Annual General Meeting last week, with an update on the progress made on its various projects and plans for the next 12 months.

Thirteen people attended the online meeting on Tuesday night, chaired by SCT director Sine Gillespie.

SCT's staff Hugh Ross and Angus Murray summarised all the projects including Staffin Harbour, Taighean a Chaiseil, Druim nan Linntean and the Crofters' Memorial.

The annual report can be read here: 2022 UTS AGM Project Summary 31 1 23

SCT's audited accounts, prepared by A9 Accountants, for the last financial year can also be accessed: Staffin Trust signed Audited Financial Accounts March 2022

No directors were required to stand down, as per the Articles of Association. Donald MacDonald, a founding member of SCT back in the 1990s, joined the board as a director.

Sine thanked the community and all of SCT's partners, including Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Community Land Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, for their support in what was a historic year for the organisation, following the completion of Taighean a' Chaiseil.

A short film about the long awaited development was shown after the AGM. The film features Chaiseil residents Chisholm Campbell, Willow Ferguson, Lewis Potter and Brody Ferguson, as well as Stenscholl township's John MacKenzie, Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association's Neil Clapperton and Ailsa Raeburn, of Community Land Scotland.

It looks at the development's benefits for the community in terms of new homes, a health centre and new business premises, but also at the challenges faced in delivering the long-awaited project from 2014 onwards. The film, which was produced by Hugh Campbell Marketing, Portree, will be shared with all of the project funders and stakeholders.

It can be watched here: