March Newsletter

Catch up with all the project news in this months video update, which covers the opening of the new offices, our new website and projects.

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Catch up with all the project news in this months video update, which covers the opening of the new offices, our new website and projects.

The Pier Cabin – Drop In Hours

The Pier Cabin office will be open from Monday 4th March, ‘Drop in’ hours – Mon/Tues/Wed 9am – 12:30pm, other times by appointment.

After a long wait, we have finally got the necessary sign offs for the new offices.
We are still settling in, and will be developing new services in the near future.

The Launch of Our New Website

We are also launching our new website from Monday 4th March, which is offering more information for both residents and visitors, along with a refreshed brand image.

Jobs With Trust

We have a number of new opportunities to offer jobs at the trust.  Unfortunately our trust Manager Stuart is leaving in the summer due to family reasons, so we are advertising for a new Community Development Officer. Click each link below for more details:

Community Development Officer – Full Time (part time considered)

Estate ranger – Full Time 2 year initial contract (seasonal/part time considered)

Office Cleaner – 2hrs/week

Maintenance Person – casual hours (average 15-20hrs/month)

Community Car Driver – casual hours (average 15hrs/month)

Get in touch for more details or to apply.  Come and join the team!

Wellbeing Activities

Rousay Visiting Podiatry Service: Gemma Reid, Podiatrist, is next in Rousay on Tuesday 16th April. Clinic appointments are now available to book at the Community Hall in the Small Meeting Room. Home Visits are also available if required.

Appointments are £35 per person, paid directly to Gemma at the time of your appointment.

To book an appointment, please email or telephone Nicky at REWDT on 821229

REWDT Grants

REWDT Grants awarded to community members and groups – January 2024

  • 34 Fuel Grants
  • 4 Child Ferry Tickets Grants
  • 4 Well-being Grants
  • 2 General Grants
  • 1 Education Bursary

Total amount awarded in January: £8,489.70


Dial-a-ride Community Transport:
On Rousay, every Monday & Wednesday 9.30-15:00. 
On request on other days – if we can help we will!

Trips to Orkney Mainland every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Concessionary travel is free of charge, and a small charge for non-concessions
(£2 on island and £5 off island – return fares).

To book:
Call the office on 01856 821229
Fill in an online form here

Please give as much notice as possible, and we have only 3 seats so capacity is limited!

E-Bikes Launch Event

Saturday 23rd March: 11:00 – 15:00

REWDT has been successful in gaining funding to introduce e-bikes to the islands. The bikes will be available both for residents and visitors. Come and find out about free trials and longer term hires.

Cycle Orkney are supplying the bikes, test rides will be available, and our team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Free refreshments and giveaways!

Rousay Youth Clubs

Primary Youth Club (P4 (Ages 8+) to P7) – Wednesdays 3PM – 4:30PM

Secondary Youth Club: Sundays 11AM-1PM

Help Up Revamp Our Post Box

We’re looking to restore our phone box and put it to a new use…

We have been able to acquire the phone box on Pier Road for £1 and have a grant from the North Isles Landscape Partnership to refurbish the box and repurpose it for visitors and the community.

Apply now and help up give the phone box a new lease of life!

The choses contractor will be expected to repair and repaint the kiosk. All materials will be supplied, the contract is for labour (and equipment).

A second phase will see the box repurposed into an information hub, more details on that tender will follow.

For more details contact us:

Tel: 01856 821229 Email:

Or call into the offices Mon-Wed 09:00-12:30

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