Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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A detailed review of Portree Community Centre will be undertaken.

The building has been closed to the public since April 2018 due to water damage.

A new board of eight Trustees have been selected and are keen to ensure the building can continue to meet the needs of the local community.

Speaking on behalf of the new committee, local business owner, Thomas Wilson, said: “I am delighted to be chairing a strong board of volunteers all of whom bring a wide range of skills to our project.

"Our aim is to ensure the Portree Community Centre will provide sustainable benefits and significant value to the community of Portree and the Isle of Skye.

"We have had several meetings already and are busy preparing for the work which is needed to get the Community Centre back to a state where it can again be used safely. We are awaiting a loss adjuster from the insurance company and are in the process of assessing how the Centre meets the need of the community and how we can make sure the facility and surrounding area can deliver long into the future.

"We know there is a strong desire from the community to see the centre open and available, but our immediate priority is to ensure it is safe to use.”

The committee will be issuing regular updates via their website and Facebook page.

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