WHAT WE'RE DOING
Learn about IDI's exciting initiatives, both those that are live now and in development.
Every year, Islay sends 60 tonnes of waste wood to the mainland for processing and incineration. This valuable commodity is lost to the community. The carbon footprint for transport and disposal is also substantial.
Islay suffers from a lack of available land for community development, including housing, and has no ‘circular’ solution for its forestry – in other words, one that makes full use of locally-grown resources.
Subject to local needs as shown by our consultation, and recognising the skills of other organisations in many other areas, we are looking at a range of initiatives such as:
Affordable to rent/buy housing similar to other models on Mull and Gigha
Honey and associated products
Circular economy - how do be achieve balance in what we need locally and what can we produce ourselves
Wood chipped animal bedding - with straw at a premium and an abundance of Sitka forests nearing maturity, this would give a local solution to a local need