Community Energy Scotland welcomes its 400th member

Marion O'Hara from Community Energy Scotland presents a certificate to William Mansfield-Townsend from the Gallan Head Trust, which has become the 400th member
Marion O’Hara from Community Energy Scotland presents a certificate to William Mansfield-Townsend from the Gallan Head Trust, which has become the 400th member

Community Energy Scotland has celebrated a milestone in its growing membership at its recent annual meeting –  community membership now numbers 400.

One of the latest non-profit organisation to join Community Energy Scotland is the Gallan Head Trust from Lewis.

It has recently purchased former Ministry of Defence land for community use, with help from the Scottish Land Fund. The trust is keen to work with CES to build facilities and offer services that are energy efficient and make the most of local resources.

CES campaigns to Scottish and UK authorities on behalf of all its members. Members are entitled to a range of benefits – including detailed technical support from the CES team as well as information exchange with voluntary, commercial and research organisations in Scotland and other countries.

Also at the AGM, there were changes to the board of directors with David Newman from the Western Isles standing down after three years service, for which members showed their appreciation.

Alan Hobbett from Berwickshire was elected to the board and Carola Bell re-elected under the constitution.

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