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    Weʼve raised £5,295 to PLEASE NOTE, THIS RAFFLE HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. AlLL DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS THIS PROJECT.

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    Michael & Tara MacKinnon, the owners of Conan Mara self catering accommodation have very kindly donated a weeks accommodation at their luxury holiday home on the Isle of Eriskay.

    Michael is from Eriskay and attended Eriskay school and was keen to contribute towards the redevelopment of the school. I think you will all agree that this is a fantastic prize which is worth over £1000.

    From November 2022, for every £20 you donate, your name will be entered into a draw to win a one week stay in the luxury holiday cottage Conan Mara - An impressive 4 bedroomed holiday cottage (sleeps 7 people max), enjoying a superb location in the heart of Eriskay, South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Close to amenities. Woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Booking is subject to available dates in 2023 or 2024.

    Draw will take place in the last week of December if a minimum of 100 tickets are sold.

    https://www.lhhscotland.com/cottage/Fort-William-Isle-of-Skye-The-Western-Isles-Am-Baile/Conan-Mara-1110794.html

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    About our project

    For such a small island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, the Isle of Eriskay has an immense and interesting history, culture and heritage that we are very proud of.

    We are redeveloping the old Eriskay School into a vibrant community wellbeing asset where we can celebrate our heritage & culture and enjoy a cuppa & cake 😊

    For such a small island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, the Isle of Eriskay has an immense and interesting history, culture and heritage that we are very proud of.

    We are redeveloping the old Eriskay School which was once the hub of the community where wedding receptions were held, a cinema, Christmas parties, ceilidhs and there were also well attended evening and going as far back as Fr. Allan’s time in the early 1900’s. We will once again convert this historic building back into a vibrant community wellbeing asset where we can celebrate our heritage & culture and enjoy a cuppa & cake 😊

    The old Eriskay school will provide the perfect base for our historical society to preserve our heritage & culture and gives us the opportunity to rescue this historic, significant building for the community, give a base for Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh and Comann Each nan Eilean-The Eriskay Pony Society; create much needed employment and a socialising hub for the community itself and visitors to the island. It will also create a place where local people are given the tools and encouragement to thrive and where visitors are inspired and enriched by Eriskay’s stories, rich heritage & culture and nature while creating a lasting social, economic and health improvements while making plenty of new memories 🥰

    There is also no visitor focus for the island therefore this project will provide a visitor welcome point. Eriskay is lacking a clear place for visitors to get their bearings and find out about what the island has to offer. Our ultimate outcome will be a high-quality sustainable building offering (but not limited to) : museum and gallery space where we can showcase our heritage; flexible office accommodation; horticulture; ‘men’s shed’; gym/sauna; archive with researching facilities / a community library; guided heritage tours; outdoor play area; tea room and community gathering space as well as the possibility of multi-purpose space to allow clinicians, benefits advisors etc to visit Eriskay, helping adapt Eriskay into a ’20 minute’ community – an important consideration post COVID. We will also address the climate crisis as well as community, social and physical isolation. We have set aspirations that energy generation, conservation and use will be front and foremost of the considerations for this community led project.

    The Prince's flower- dropped from Bonnie Prince Charlie's pocket when he first stepped foot on Scottish soil on Eriskay, at the start of the Jacobite Rising in 1745.

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      244

      • AnneMarie MacDonald

        AnneMarie MacDonald

        Jan 26, 2023

        Great cause 😊

        £30.00

      • Neil & Lesley Robertson

        Neil & Lesley Robertson

        Jan 25, 2023

        All the very best!

        £30.00

      • Shona steele

        Shona steele

        Jan 25, 2023

        £20.00

      • Lorraine MACDONALD

        Lorraine MACDONALD

        Jan 25, 2023

        Great to see the building getting used for such a great venture.

        £20.00

      • Lynne Wales

        Lynne Wales

        Jan 25, 2023

        £20.00

      • Sharon

        Sharon

        Jan 25, 2023

        Loved seeing the progress made so far. Would love to be back to my happy place! Great house too!

        £20.00

      • Gayle King

        Gayle King

        Jan 25, 2023

        Super work! Great cause. Good luck everyone fingers crossed 🤞

        £20.00

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      Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh.

      Formed in 2010 by a group of islanders to preserve the heritage and culture of Eriskay. Our ambition is to convert the former school and generate regular income to provide a venue for a permanent heritage centre, a community hub for the island, visitors and the local community.

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