Last Saturday was SWMID’s 6th annual general meeting. The day kicked off with a visit to Bendoran, with 20 people heading down to explore the bay and learn more about how the new facilities will fit on the site. For most people it was the first time they had been to Bendoran and the beauty of the setting was much admired, sparking ideas for art-related workshops!
We then moved down to Creich Hall for the meeting itself. Chaired by Vice Chairperson Stewart, we had presentations about what SWMID has been up to during 2018-19. The main focus was the future developments at Bendoran, now that the site is in community ownership. General Manager Morven spoke about how exciting it is to be moving forward with the seaweed farm after researching it for years, and to be supporting the development of an independent water-sports social enterprise.
Cameron, one of our directors, presented SWMID’s new strategy, which outlines how we plan to move towards our aim of “building thriving and resilient communities throughout South West Mull and Iona”. You’ll be able to see the strategy and let us know what you think about it during our community engagement events after New Year in late January/early February.
It was great to hear everyone’s thoughts and ideas, and to see such a lot of enthusiasm for our projects. With 57 people there, the meeting had a great atmosphere and included our youngest ever attendee!