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Lewis Community Windfarm Project Congratulated in Scottish Parliament

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Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating Lewis based Point and Sandwick Trust on being listed in the Top 100 social enterprise businesses in the UK in the SE100 Index.

The SE100 Index is an annual listing designed to name, celebrate and learn from the UK’s 100 most impressive social enterprises.

This is the second year that Point and Sandwick Trust has been listed in the Index run by NatWest and Pioneers Post, which reviews social enterprise businesses on criteria including business sustainability, innovation and social impact.

Point and Sandwick Trust runs the UK’s biggest community-owned windfarm supporting local environmental projects with the income from the electricity that it generates.

Commenting on the listing, Rhoda Grant said:

“To be listed once is a great achievement but to be listed for a second time since being established in 2016 reflects the fantastic work the Trust is doing both in renewable production and in supporting local projects as a result.

“The community has benefitted to the tune of more than £1 million in donations and grants in the few short years since the Trust was established.

“Everyone involved is to be congratulated for again being recognised as being one of the UK’s most impressive social enterprises and being at the forefront of community renewable production.”

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