Getting the priorities right for Arran and Cumbrae
Posted on 17 Sep 2021
People, community groups, businesses, locality partnerships, and those with an interest in Arran and Cumbrae have been contributing their views on how the pandemic may have changed priorities for island life and what that might mean for the recovery, renewal and sustainability of our island communities.
Two online events have now been arranged to give people the opportunity to hear the key findings from the wide range of conversations and survey responses received.
Consultants SKS will present the short, medium, and longer-term priorities and themes identified that will inform ambitious 10-year Island Plans for Arran and Cumbrae that support an inclusive and green economic recovery.
The online sessions will be held for Arran on Tuesday, September 28, at 6.30pm at https://arran-cumbrae-islands-engagement-2021.co.uk/arran and for Cumbrae on Wednesday, September 29, at 6.30pm at https://arran-cumbrae-islands-engagement-2021.co.uk/cumbrae.
If you are unable to attend, a copy of the presentation slides will be available following the events at www.arran-cumbrae-islands-engagement-2021.co.uk
We have also extended the deadline for accepting completed surveys until Wednesday, September 22, to ensure anyone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to respond, can do so. If you don’t have access to the internet, paper copies of surveys are available on request at the local library, alternatively you can arrange to speak directly to Colin at SKS on 07784 357 303.
Islands Cabinet Portfolio lead and Cabinet Member for Post Covid-Renewal, Councillor Alex Gallagher, said: “Listening to the voices from our island communities is central to ensuring the 10-year island plans reflect the priorities identified and actions needed to tackle the complex nature of island challenges.”
North Ayrshire Council is collaborating with the Scottish Government and Highland and Islands Enterprise on the Islands Recovery and Renewal pilot project which aims to maximise the potential of North Ayrshire’s islands and improve outcomes for island communities through the development of ambitious 10-year Island Plans.
To complete the survey and for more information visit www.arran-cumbrae-islands-engagement-2021.co.uk