Swona Heritage aims to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
We are a non-profit group of volunteers so all of our profits are put towards our community goals.
These are our goals:
prevent further degradation of the island’s built and cultural heritage;
protect the island's natural heritage
promote the responsible use the of the island for the enjoyment and benefit of the community;
create a hub for conservationists, researchers and the community to learn about the island’s history and significance; and
create a memorial to a lost way of life in the form of an open-air island museum.
Our approach is to make small accomplishments in the first instance and then try and build on those to achieve our greater ambitions either in full or in part.
Want to help?
If you are keen to help us achieve a small part of these goals you can make a donation below or if you have any of the following skills or assets then please get in touch. Even if you only have your enthusiasm to offer, we can still use able hands for essential works renovating the buildings, rescuing and storing artefacts.
Trade skills such as:
Assets to lend:
small vessels in the vicinity, capable of accessing the island
Project experience in:
skills in writing funding applications for community projects
experience in community engagement activities
cultural research and report writing
We manage island activities so they can remain sustainable and sensitive to the island's natural and cultural heritage.
If you wishing to engage in leisure and recreational activities on the island click here for more information.
For all media enquiries please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.