We believe it is very important to help protect our beautiful island and to provide services and information which will help our community to be more sustainable and make greener choices which fit in with our daily lives.
In 2016 Bressay Development Ltd successfully secured funding from the Climate Challenge Fund to undertake our Skills For Sustainability project. The project is now complete, and the funding helped us to set up a Good As New Shop at the school, and run a program of classes and workshops to upskill and promote re-use and local products. In 2021 we begun a project to plant a 3000 tree woodland on Bressay's east side. Also in 2021, with funding from HIE and CARES, we repaced the Speldiburn storage heaters with air source heat units, added exra loft insulation and installed 40 solar panels. Speldiburn cafe uses compostable cups, straws and takeaway containers and cutlery. We compost food and paper waste from the Speldiburn Café.