On this site you can find out full details about USCA.
So, whether you would like to:
You can do it all on this site.
This page now has quite a lot of information on it so do scroll down to read it all.
You can find an update on the latest news about the affordable housing, here.
Thanks to an enormous amount of graft on the part of Sam Jones and Moray Finch, and the unstinting Voluntary driving of Barry George and Don Lambert since last year, the Bus Project arrived at the point, at the end of April, of obtaining permission for a
scheduled, request-responsive service between Calgary and Salen.
On May 1st, the new coordinator began work on how to put into practice the policies and procedures Sam had worked so hard to put together.
The big, big challenge was that the date agreed with the Traffic Commissioners, for the start of the service, was 26th May! With a massive amount of effort on all fronts, the bus did indeed roll out, with happy passengers on board, on the day!
For more information on this great innovation, please click here.
Work is still feverishly proceeding to get the Affordable Housing project to the build stage.
Many thanks for donations to the Housing project, including to:
Helen MacDonald is working hard, together with the Ulva Ferry Housing Partnership, to bring the long-cherished plans for Community Owned Affordable Housing to fruition. The current crucial stage is to get the word out about the plot at Acharonich, (kindly donated by the Leitch family),which is being advertised for sale in order to raise the £35,000 needed to release the funding for the actual building stage.
December 2014 Update
There has been wonderful news about donations to the Ulva Ferry Affordable Housing project. Click here to find out more.
The Community Bus is up and running. To find out more click here. Sam Jones is working hard to bring together plans to get the most out of the bus, so watch this space!
Cally Fleming has been working away on the Pontoon project. Here is her update: "A meeting is being organised with the fishermen on Monday, 23rd February, at Ulva School at 7.30 to discuss the location of the pontoon and the detailed drawings that have now been received from the engineers Arch Henderson. Members of the LDO steering group and USCA committee will also be invited.”
Latest addition to the Caolas Ulbha Website: to view the story of Dougie Maclean’s quest to find his great-great-grandmother, go to the Personal Stories page of the Caolas Ulbha archive: www.caolasulbha.org.uk
At the end of 2012 USCA was awarded a grant
through the All Our Stories funding stream of the Heritage Lottery
Fund to help in researching, recording and celebrating the heritage
of the area. The full
Caolas Ulbha website
is now live so do explore what it has to offer.
The minutes of the committee meeting held on the 5th December 2013 are available here.
Some Older Items
On the 23rd October 2012 the Herald Scotland published an article which featured USCA. You can read the article here.
For the Stakeholder meeting on the 30th March 2012 USCA prepared a film to explain what the challenges are in planning for the area's future.
The film can be watched here. Please note this link will open in a new window.
We would love to hear from you so if you have any comments or questions about USCA do please get in touch.
This is an exciting new project being run by the parents, staff and pupils of Ulva School.
You can get full details here.
A great night! Many thanks to all who helped prepare, or on the night. Especial thanks to Iain Thomson, Anne MacDonald and Sandy Macaulay for the great music, which kept us on our toes, and to Jeannie MacColl for the brilliant raffle. A total of £278 was raised on the night towards the cost of the Defibrillator installation, which has now been completed.
Yes, this is now installed in the outer porch of the school…a real life saver. Many thanks to Richard Kellett, of the Scottish Ambulance Service for the excellent training course in its use, which ran on Tuesday 15th December, and to all those who came along to train. There will be another course in January for those who couldn’t make it.
On our news page you will find a full update on the pontoon project. Do please take some time to explore it.