Portree and Braes Community Trust
Portree and Braes Community Trust aims to stimulate and coordinate the economic, cultural and environmental regeneration of their community
They are taking forward the purchase of 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.
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 electoral area of Portree & Braes. The work of the Community Trust varies from trying to secure land and buildings for community use to promoting renewable energy projects, organising community events and improving access to education and training opportunities.