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Portree and Braes Community Trust

Office 5, Jans, 6 Broom Place Portree IV51 9HL


Portree and Braes Community Trust aims to stimulate and coordinate the economic, cultural and environmental regeneration of their community.

For several years they have been exploring opportunities to purchase former Lord MacDonald estate lands, (now owned by Fearann Eilean Iarmain) including Meall/The Lump (Skye Games site), green amenity land at the waterfront (Bayfield), Skye shinty pitch, King George V Playing Fields and various other pieces of land in the area. As a result of successful land purchases they have gone on to develop a community owned car park, motorhome parking and waste disposal facility, a community allotments facility and a small community woodland. They have also developed ambitious plans to create a new community hub building adjacent the King George V Playing Fields.

The Trust’s projects are coordinated by sub-groups of Trust members and directors. These sub-groups report to the Trust committee, which acts as an umbrella organisation, able to hold land and assets on behalf of the community. Portree & Braes Community Trust is capable of accessing funding and other sources of income not available to the local authority. By working with existing community groups and authorities, Portree & Braes Community Trust hopes to facilitate regeneration projects in Portree, Braes and immediate surrounding areas which form part of the electoral area of Portree & Braes. The work of the Community Trust varies from trying to secure land and buildings for community use to organising community events and promoting local culture.