Urras Dulachas Shiaboist (UDS)
UDS are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) who have purchased the Old Church Museum in Shawbost on the Westside of Lewis.
Community consultations supported the refurbishment of the grade C listed building into a heritage centre for the collection of artefacts owned by the Comman Eachdraidh an Taobh Siar.
TIG has assisted the Trust to secure funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund to pay for the design fees to develop the project to RIBA stage 3 planning approval stages. TIG were involved in an application to the Comhairle which secured £320,000 for the project from the Scottish Government’ Regeneration Fund.
UDS will be partnering with other historical societies across the Isle of Lewis to apply for a Heritage Lottery Grant to fund other capital and revenue costs.
“Working with TIG has been a positive experience for UDS. TIG were very responsive to our brief, kept in regular contact with us and worked hard to secure funding for our project.”
Quotation from Urras Dulachas Shiaboist