Rousay Heritage Trust became a charity in 2001 and its main objectives are the advancement of the education of the public in the history, culture, natural history and any other features of life in the island of Rousay, Orkney and the preservation for the public benefit of the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the island.
From June 2017 The Rousay Heritage Trust is to incorporate the Wyre Heritage Society and to take over responsibility for looking after the Wyre Heritage Centre and its archive of heritage material.
Contact between Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre and the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme [NILPS] regarding proposed initiatives across our three islands is also being co-ordinated by the REW Heritage SCIO.
Because of the above developments, the Rousay Heritage Trust has now become the Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Heritage SCIO or, locally, simply the REW Heritage.
The proposed initiatives, for which discussions are on-going include:
These initiatives will commence 2018.
Bryan Milner [Chair, REW Heritage SCIO]
If further information is needed please contact the REW Heritage via firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest accounts please click here
2017 Summer of History programme.
Stories, Stones and Bones: Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Land and Sea – Exploring Island Heritage, Past and Present.
Rousay Heritage Trust celebrates £7800.00 Heritage Lottery Fund grant as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
The project has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Stories, Stones and Bones grant and additional funding form the OIC Archaeology Fund and the REW DT.
Photos of all the activities and events are on our Gallery page - please click on REW DT above and Gallery.
The final part of the grant award was the production of a booklet telling a brief history of our three islands. This is called Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Stepping Back in Time and can be downloaded here.