What is Isle Futures?
Isle Futures is a regeneration project dedicated “to improving the economic, social and environmental life of the Isle of Whithorn.”
Isle Futures is a Registered Charity and community-led Company limited by guarantee with currently 10 Trustees and over 300 Members. This number of Members, from a village with just over 300 residents, as well as elsewhere in the country, illustrates the high level of community involvement, support and commitment to the project.
What are our long term aims?
In addition to addressing the needs of the local residents, our regeneration plans will address four areas: The Natural Environment, including the traditional industries of fishing and agriculture | Crafts and Skills | Tourism | Accommodation.
More specifically we want to;
Establish Isle Futures as a Centre of Excellence for regeneration in Dumfries & Galloway while retaining the inherent character and culture of the village.
To establish a network of partners across the region.
To encourage the diversification of traditional industries in order to provide sustainable jobs in the future.
To develop services which encourage business start up and provide ongoing support for entrepreneurs in order to achieve sustainable jobs and economic growth in the long term.
To research and develop initiatives which will encourage an increased number of visitors to the Isle and to the surrounding area.
To initiate the provision of accommodation and facilities for the local community and for visitors to the Isle to support these developments.
Can I join in the activities of the Company?
Yes! Isle Futures needs as many people as possible to have a say in the running of the Company. You can do this by becoming a Member of the Company. The spin-off in benefits for the whole of our community will be immense.
Can anyone become a Member?
Yes-providing you are resident in the Isle of Whithorn, or own a house here or are employed in the local area. Or you may just simply have an interest in the Isle. There is no time limit for joining, and you must be at least 18 years old.
Will it cost anything to be a Member?
No. The only cost to you would be if the Company were to be declared bankrupt. In that case you could be liable to pay £1.
How can I become a Member?
Simply fill in & sign a form: (click here) this link will take you to a form that is simple to download, print, complete, and then send to us. Then we can keep you in the picture about events and developments here at the Isle.
Note that several people in the same household may use the same form, as long as they all sign.
Isle Futures is a Company Limited by Guarantee, and having no Share Capital.
Registration No: SC 226372 | Registered Charity No: SC037758
The following Members are serving as Trustees of the Charity during the year March 14 – March 2015:
Ian Duncanson – Chairman (Co-opted for 1 year)
Marion Sunderland – Vice Chair (Lottery, Merchandising Manager & Minute Secretary)
Hugh Jaques – Company Secretary
Lisa Templeton – Treasurer
Jeanette Duncanson, Jean Marshall, Ken Matier, Andrea Ronnie, Robert Rowley, Ian Wort, Megan McCrone, Judy Brown