Replacement of tractor

Life on Erraid, off the west coast of Mull in Scotland, appears idyllic and very often it is. However, it can also be tough as we are remote and living on an island has many challenges; not least getting fuel for our wood burners so we are warm and have hot bathing water. We rely on a tractor to transport wood and, despite our best efforts, the corroding effect of seawater takes it’s toll. We now need to replace the current vehicle and are seeking your generous help to do so.

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Our current tractor and trailer are used to transport logs across from Mull at low tide and also to help us move chopped wood from the wood shed to our houses. It is also used to collect seaweed from the beach in the winter, essential to maintain the fertility of our organic vegetable beds and help suppress weeds.

We are researching options to secure a replacement; our preference at the moment is an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and trailer and we need to raise £17,000. We simply don’t have this capital. Obviously Covid restrictions have affected all of the hospitality sector, including ourselves, so our cash reserves are not sufficient for such a large purchase.

Our island is owned by a Dutch family, who have an agreement with the Findhorn Foundation. The family are planning to install solar panels on our row of terrace cottages however we will still need our wood burners in the winter when the weather isn’t clement enough for this renewable energy source.

Thank you in advance for your support. All gifts are welcome.

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How to give

Three ways to make your gift to help us reach our target. All contributions gratefully received

  1. Follow this link to our online giving page set up with GoFundMe.

2. Send us a cheque made payable to “Findhorn Foundation:Erraid” to Findhorn Foundation, Erraid Isle, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland PA66 6BN.

3. Make a direct bank transfer – please send us an email ([email protected]) and we will send you our bank details.  We can also provide and IBAN and BIC number if you are overseas, although you need to be aware there is a fee for these transfers.