A charitable trust established to sustain a diverse range of community assets and development projects

Raasay Development Trust (RDT) develops projects which improve the island’s infrastructure, offer new opportunities and deliver benefits to islanders and the community generally in terms of welfare and sustainability. 

The trust consists of a board of volunteers working with our local development officer, Elizabeth Macleod. This position is funded by  HIE.

Elizabeth’s role is to deal with public and private agencies, progress complex funding applications, and progress these projects and opportunities within tight timescales.

Some of these projects have a long history and some are relatively recent.

Registered Charity Number  SC045185


In collaboration with  Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association  and the  Communities Housing Trust  we are developing five properties for affordable rent and five serviced self-build plots. Plots will be discounted through the  Rural Housing Burden scheme

Catoe Brown Architects and  James Macqueen Building Contractors Ltd  are the appointed contractors appointed. Final details are being confirmed and construction is due to start in autumn 2022.

The  Rural and Island Housing Fund Ecology Building Society  and the sale of plots will fund the development.


The first phase is the installation of a 12-berth pontoon which is due to take place in August 2022. The second phase will see onshore facilities and wider visitor infrastructure developed.

Construction phase 1 project funders/supporters are  Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) and  Highland Council Coastal Fund (HCCF).


Raasay Community Renewables  (RCR) has been set up to manage this after a successful community shares offer. RCR is supported by Elizabeth and the hydro contractor BluEnergy. 

Construction work is well underway and the hydro will be commissioned by September 2022.

Below are the links to the minutes of the RDT meeting in date order. To open, click on the date.

This will open the minutes in PDF format in a new window.

Chairperson’s Report


AGM February 2021 


RDT membership application form


AGM proxy form, nomination


Isle of Raasay

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raasay moss
Waterfall Raasay HM

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