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Islay and Jura Big Idea!

21 July 2016


Thanks to everyone who participated in the BIG IDEA.! 361 people voted for one, two or three of the projects that made it through to Stage 2. The Panel has now allocated the £45,000 available as follows, informed by the public vote and the independent assessments that were carried out on each of the projects.

Mactaggart Cyber Café

(205 votes)


To establish mobile soft play provision for Islay & Jura's younger children.

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle

(168 votes)


To contribute to creating a heritage hub on Islay that will gathering, displaying & celebrating the island's heritage resources

Jura Development Trust

(159 votes)


Developing Jura’s Corran path and surrounds so the space is accessible for everyone to use and enjoy

The Panel has also agreed to support the two other projects that were in the running for Stage 2:

Mactaggart Cyber Café

(174 votes)


Providing “Boogie Bounce" trampoline fitness classes across Islay and Jura.

Jura Development Trust

(149 votes)


Reinstate the Betti Bus one evening per week between Craighouse and Bowmore

Although the Boogie Bounce project actually came in second on the public vote the Panel were of the view that it was less strategic and its potential for leaving an enduring legacy was uncertain. However it was clearly popular – hence the decision to support it. Similarly although the BETTI Bus project came fifth in the public vote a significant amount of people from both Islay and Jura supported this project that will increase opportunities for a range of individuals and groups on both Islay and Jura to access different facilities and opportunities.





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