IDI is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing Islay's economy, prosperity and way of life as part of the Inner Hebrides.

Tel. 01496 810880

info@islaydevelopment.com

Unit 11 Whin Park, Bridgend, Isle of Islay PA44 7NZ, UK

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NOT JUST LOCAL, POSTAL

 

Islay was in danger of losing three vital Post Office outlets. The island also has little available retail space – in fact, anywhere to sell local crafts and products.

IDI'S SOLUTION

 

IDI has stepped in to help run and protect the Post Offices in Bowmore, Portnahaven and Ballygrant.

 

None of these three locations was financially viable, so we have combined them into a single multi-functional shop offering:

 

  • ‘Pound shop’ items

  • Pet shop items

  • Sweeties

  • Local crafts and products

  • Used items for charity

 

There is also space to develop and expand the Islay product range to promote local sustainability.

 

The Community Shop employs 1.5 FTE staff.

 

FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY

 

This project is income-generating and therefore sustainable.

 

SUPPORTERS

 

The general Islay community is behind the project.

 

 

WIDER IMPACT

 

The project is safeguarding an essential service and space for local people to sell their wares.