Energy Cafes with the Uist Local Energy Plan
Come and join us for the exciting energy cafes happening across Uist.
Meet our local energy ambassadors and share a cup of tea while having a blether about the future of energy.
How would you like energy to be developed in Uist?
Share concerns, questions and work together to map out your ideas for Uist's energy future. Workshops will be tailored for home energy or transport - pick a topic you are most interested in or join both!
All your ideas will be taken forward to a second workshop to prioritise the projects and then for an options appraisal. Finally, all the ideas will be included in the Uist Local Energy Plan.
Watch our short animation here
Volunteer Day at former Lochmaddy School, 24th July
In order for us to be ready to open the former School, some work is required to clean and freshen up the entrance hall; the exhibition room; and outdoors between the gate and the building. A bit of work is also required to lick the office area into shape so it is suitable for use by staff as NUDC; in conjunction with CnES, Stòras Uibhist and RSPB; have employed seasonal Rangers who will be based here for part of their time.
Therefore, we are organising one, possibly two, volunteer days to get these tasks done. The first day will be Saturday 24 July.
Come along and lend a hand.
We are breaking the day into 2 hour blocks 10-12; 12-2; 2-4. It would be great if you could let us know when you might be able to come along.
We would ask that you BYOB (Bring Your Own Brush) – paint brush, scrubbing brush and cleaning cloths - and/or your gardening tools.
Also please bring along your own refreshments as we are not yet in a position to provide catering.
We can get everything looking ship shape in no time with a little bit of help!
NUDC-T 2nd Annual Members' Meeting - online
Saturday 31 October 2020 at 6pm
Join NUDC-T for this year's virtual Annual Members' Meeting to discuss nominate and elect Members to the Management Committee and discuss the UistWind project progress.
You can download the public notice here.
Sign in details for the online virtual meeting will be posted on the UistWind website and social media by the 30th of October. Please keep an eye on www.uistwind.com/events for details.
NUDC-T look forward to seeing you at the AMM, and hope you are keeping safe and well during these difficult times.
27th May 2019 - Construction BBQ
All the community are invited to join us to hear about progress with the UistWind project, currently under construction, and give their views on how the community should spend the future profits from the wind farm. The UistWind Construction BBQ is being held at Claddach Kirkibost, from 7pm to 9.30pm; hosted by North Uist Development Company, who are delivering the UistWind project for the benefit of the community.
The barbecue is a chance for everyone to “eat, drink and be merry” to celebrate the community’s success at raising the money they needed to enable the wind farm project to go ahead, as well as to gauge views on the best use of the eventual profits. It is also being held as an opportunity to hear from turbine manufacturers Enercon, who will be coming on site from the 3rd of June to prepare to lift the turbines into place. Enercon’s project manager, Richard Biggs, will be speaking and answering questions.
3rd November 2018 - Lochmaddy School Consultation Event
22nd May - 16th June 2018: UistWind Roadshow
Volunteer day at former Lochmaddy School
Join us to clear and brighten up the building so we can open the former school for community use!
Saturday 19th February 10am - 4pm
Bring your overalls, paint brushes, refreshments and your lovely selves to help get everything ready to open.
They say many hands make light work, so the more the merrier (mask wearing inside the building).
Also a great opportunity to meet the NUDC team, chat about the plans and to do something active in your local community.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Interested in volunteering more regularly - let us know at email@example.com
You're Invited! NUDC climate adaptation workshops | 26th July and 2nd August | 7-9pm | Online
Following on from the climate adaptation presentation (now available on our website) and discussion at our AGM in April, Connie Dawson (on behalf of the Outer Hebrides Climate Change Working Group) and Adaptation Scotland would like to invite you to some further adaptation workshops in July and August, two of which are exclusive to NUDC members and will follow on from the AGM discussion.
The workshops will provide a space for NUDC members to share their ideas, expertise, knowledge and experiences of local climate change, and contribute to adaptation actions which will be included in the revised Local Outcomes Improvement Plan. The two workshops will run somewhat independently of one another, meaning you can join for one or both – although we hope you can join us for both! Please see the poster attached and read below for more information.
NUDC climate adaptation workshops | 26th July and 2nd August | 7-9pm | Online
Workshop 1, 26th July from 7-9pm: What do we want to protect?
This workshop will include a brief presentation on climate adaptation and the Outer Hebrides climate adaptation plan (for those who could not attend the AGM in April), before exploring maps of climate hazards in North Uist (compiled at previous events by community members), and discussing your priorities for adaptation in North Uist. The aim of this workshop is to get a clearer idea of what matters to local people in North Uist – and therefore what the climate adaptation plan should prioritise!
Workshop 2, 2nd August from 7-9pm: How do we protect it?
This workshop will give a brief summary of the previous workshop (for those who cannot attend on the 26th), before exploring what adaptation actions could and should look like for North Uist and wider Uist. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to further, community-wide workshops.
Please register for the above NUDC workshops by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Connie (email@example.com) if you’d like more information.
Below are some other climate adaptation events which may be of interest to you…
Join us online for our Members Gathering
Saturday 17th April 2021 at 6pm
Follow Zoom Link here or dial in using: +44 330 088 5830 or +44 131 460 1196. Meeting ID: 844 2666 1782; Passcode: 537307
Your new ideas - Your North Uist!
North Uist Development Company (NUDC) is entering an exciting new phase. To shape its new future vision, NUDC is looking for fresh faces on its Board of Directors.
Are you passionate about North Uist?
Do you get excited about what we can all achieve when we work together?
Would you like to help shape the future of North Uist?
If so, join us on the 17th of April 2021 at 6pm to get involved with NUDC. The event is open to all, with Members able to vote at the AGM.
We are particularly keen to meet younger people in the community who would like to make a difference: after all, you are the future of North Uist! There’s even a position on the Board especially for someone aged 18-25 to represent the young people in the community.
The NUDC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will provide an opportunity to find out more about projects and showcase how you can get involved. This will then be followed by an exciting talk from Connie Dawson of NatureScot.
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Approval of Minute of 2020 AGM, Annual Report and approval of Accounts for Year ending 31 March 2020. Appointment of Accountants.
3. Your chance to shape the future of North Uist - appointment of Directors.
4. Views of Members and plans for the coming year
5. Date of first meeting of New Board of Directors
GUEST SPEAKER: 7pm
1st February 2020 - AGM & Curry Night
Come along to Carinish Hall at 6pm for the NUDC AGM and enjoy a delicious curry (with food served from 7pm).
Learn about the Development Company and all its latest projects.
Become a member and or/volunteer to support the Company.
20th - 21st September 2019 - Not just another AGM: 2 days of celebrations
Join us for 2 days of celebrations for the end of the wind turbine installation; plus a CALL FOR ACTION to all Members of NUDC-T.
September marks the end of installation of both Turbine 1 and Turbine 2 at the UistWind site. It has been a difficult time both during development, and during construction, but finally the wind farm is generating renewable electricity for the long-term benefits of the local community.
September also marks the 1st Annual Member's Meeting for NUDC-T; therefore, NUDC-T are sending out a CALL FOR ACTION to all Members to come and have their say at the meeting; whilst welcoming nominations for election onto the Management Committee.
OPEN DAY - Friday 20 September 2019
Official Opening of the UistWind site near Clachan, North Uist. Visit the site, see the wind turbines up close, speak to Enercon & the Locogen PM.
11.30 – 13:00 Open day introductions and site tours with Q & A
13.00 Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band March to Turbine opening
Join us at the end of the new road to Turbine 1
13:15 – 13:30 Official ribbon cutting ceremony
13:30 – 14:30 Refreshments and Tour of Turbine 1 with music
Park in the road lay-by area next to the road, or park near the entrance alongside the site cabins.
Annual Members Meeting & Evening Ceilidh - Saturday 20 September 2019, Carinish Hall
15:30 - 16:00 Reception with light refreshments
16:00 - 18:00 Annual Members Meeting
18:00 - 22:00 UISTWIND Community Ceilidh
26th June 2019 UistWind School Day
How can projects like UistWind can help save the planet… that's one of the topics up for discussion at Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath when the wind farm development team visits the school. Directors from The North Uist Development Company will be taking part in the conversations at the primary school, along with representatives from Strathclyde University, Community Energy Scotland, ENERCON and others.
Beginning at 9.15am and lasting until 2pm, there will be sessions on topics including climate change, what we can do about climate change, renewable energy, who ENERCON are and how a wind turbine works. We’ll also be asking for the children’s suggestions about how they think the eventual profits from the wind farm should be spent in the community.
20th July 2018 - North Uist Highland Games Share Offer
Come along and find out about the UistWind community share offer. More details are also available at www.uistwind.com.
21st April 2018 - UistWind Community Share Offer Launch Event
Carinish Hall 6pm - 9pm. Music, food and opportunity to find out more information.