WLET has been working hard during this winter developing plans for renovation of the school in phases. The school has no kitchen so WLET identified a kitchen in Phase 1 and work has been underway with architects, Ben Tindall and Silke Schneider who the community will remember from their 3-day visit 2 years ago. We are awaiting more detailed plans for the kitchen and related areas in line with the original plan chosen by the community.

Meanwhile, Catherine our Project Development Manager is busy preparing funding bids, which if successful, will allow us to progress Phase 1 of the renovations. She is also working closely with Community Enterprise, which many locally will remember from consultation events in autumn/winter 2016 - Douglas and Molly were here for 3 days and met with quite a number of people, helping us to develop our Business Plan through Stage 1 funding from the Scottish Land Fund.

Because we are now looking at phased development of our project, it is necessary to update and develop our Business Plan in line with these phases. To help us do this, we have been lucky enough to be sponsored by Development Trusts Association Scotland to take part in a brand new programme – Enterprise Accelerator – which is being provided through the Scottish Community Alliance and is delivered by Community Enterprise so don’t be too surprised if you have a call from Molly or Douglas to seek your opinions once again!

We are awaiting transfer of Inverasdale School and grounds from the Highland Council and hope that completion is going to take place in the next month or two. 

Meanwhile, we are preparing for the new season beginning in May and would like to thank all those who supported us last year, in whatever way. It was a successful and enjoyable season thanks to our super volunteers who work so hard baking and serving in the Tearoom and providing displays and information in the exhibition rooms. If you would be interested in helping out this season, in whatever way, please get in touch by email or telephone. A special thank you goes to ‘Good for Ewe’ for providing the lovely flowers for the Tearoom. These were much appreciated. 

During last season visitors enjoyed learning about our very talented and enterprising local community through the display of locally produced goods, artwork and crafts on offer for the first time in Inverasdale School. Thank you to all those who provided items for these displays – we hope you will consider doing so for the coming season!


If you are willing to volunteer or want to find out more about WLET, please use the contact form to get in touch.