Owning Our Future: What can we learn from Covid-19?

Funded by the National Lottery’s Emerging Futures Fund and led by Community Land Scotland, the Owning Our Future project is supporting six communities to explore how we move on from Covid-19. What has it been like for people who live in communities like ours? What can we learn from our experiences of the last few months?

It seems like a lifetime ago, but in January we met with many of you to explore your priorities for the area and how you would like to see our community land assets develop. Lots of themes emerged from these consultations, including the need for affordable housing and local employment; attracting and retaining working age people; promoting the area as a destination for tourism; growing more local fruit and vegetables to improve food security; better infrastructure, e.g. toilets and laundrette facilities; renewable energy. 

If you live in the South West Mull and Iona area we really want to hear from you – to hear your stories and any ideas you may have for the way out of lockdown for our communities. What do you think our priorities should be going forward? What can we learn from Covid?

There are a number of ways that you can take part:
Zoom meetings – Monday 23rd & Thursday 26th November, Tuesday 1st December
Times for sessions – 11.00am to 12.00pm or 7.00 to 8.00pm

If you are interested in attending a Zoom meeting, please contact Morven to receive a link.

You can also voice your opinions anonymously using our online survey or speak to project staff privately through the contacts below.
NB: If anyone is interested in taking some video footage for this project, please contact Alasdair!

We look forward to hearing from you,
Morven Gibson – SWMID – mgibson@swmid.co.uk
Alasdair Satchel – Facilitator – alsatch@hotmail.com