Welcome to our website.
Stronsay is home to a thriving island community of about 320 people who for centuries have had to adapt to the changing world.
The Stronsay Development Trust is a community-based organisation formed in August 2004. The Trust is charged with promoting the sustainability of our fragile community by gathering ideas from the residents, identifying projects, and turning these into fully- realised community assets. Like many small island populations, Stronsay has seen issues such as high energy costs, changing economic priorities, and sub-standard services leading to depopulation, especially amongst young people.
The Trust is actively engaged in improving the quality of life and providing greater opportunities for members of the community. There have been many successful projects since 2004 with the largest, a community wind turbine being completed in November 2011.
The profits from the sale of electricity have enabled us to open Stronsay Community Fund in November 2012, from this fund we can award grants to islanders for projects that meet Development Trust aims and objectives.
Applications to the Community Fund are currently on hold while the application process is under review.
You may access the forms in the "Stronsay Community Fund" folder of the "Handy Documents" section of this site or from the Post Office or the registered Trust Office:
• Expression of Interest
• Application for a grant
• Grants application guidance
• Educational and Skills Training Bursary Application
If you would like to become a "Friend of Stronsay" and support some of our projects please follow this link.
A Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland
Company Number SC271553A Scottish Charity, Charity Number SC038888
Registered Office: Unit 1 Wood's Yard, Stronsay, Orkney KW17 2AR