Cothrom has signed a Community Fibre Partnership with OpenReach and has been provided a grant covering 75% of the costs of installing superfast broadband.
Superfast broadband will make a great difference to what we do here at Cothrom, especially with the introduction of e-learning and distance learning. We hope to go live in October.
Read more in this article by The Herald. Or in this article by The National.
2018 looks to be another exciting year for Cothrom. As part of our ongoing development we have a number of current vacancies to support the organisation going forward, including:
Please see enclosed file for Cothrom financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2017.
A great two days of Project Management Training was completed at Cothrom today. This course was run jointly with Social Enterprise Academy and Thomas Fisher who tutored the group of five students in the finer points of managing successful projects. The Social Enterprise Academy have a range of courses available, all of which can be delivered in South Uist should there be a demand.
The next planned course will be in Gàidhlig Medium Facilitation Skills on March 15th and 16th. We are looking to hold Difficult Conversation training in April/May so get in touch now to find out more/let us know you are interested.
Have you always wanted to create a garden but just not sure how to start?
This is the fourth year Cothrom Ltd, in partnership with Lews Castle College, will be offering the SVQ at Level 1 and 2 in Horticulture in Uist and Barra.
You will learn how to sow, grow, harvest, cook, and preserve your produce. Learn what grows well on the islands and how to achieve the best results in your garden; equip yourself with new skills in pruning, propagating, and producing colourful flower borders; improve the overall look of your garden or allotment and learn how to use a range of equipment. The flexible programme delivered from Ormiclate, South Uist will lead you through the process from seed packet to plate, enjoy the harvest of your own vegetables and much more.
This free course is accredited through SQA and is ideal for complete beginners or those who are already working or volunteering in this field. The 9-12months course will enable you to gain an SVQ Level 1 or 2 in Horticulture, whilst working in your own garden and the facilities at Cothrom and St Peters walled garden in Daliburgh.
Places are limited so if you would like more information on this training or wish to enrol please call 01878 700910 to speak to Agnes; e-mail email@example.com or call into the Ormiclate Learning Centre.
Join us at Cothrom, Ormiclate, South Uist
on Wednesday 31st January and/or
St Peters Walled Garden, Daliburgh, South Uist
on Thursday 1st February
Both sessions from 10am to 1pm
Pop along and have a go at soil testing, seed sowing, composting, soil preparation and much more. You can also pick up information on our courses starting in March.
On Tuesday 23rd of January the Conversational Italian classes will start back up.
If you couldn't make it to the last set of classes, don't worry - you're very welcome to attend these! Please call us on 01878 700910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Classes start at 18:30, and will last for six weeks. The cost of the classes is £35, due on the first class.
This programme is aimed at people leading and managing projects across the private, public, and third sectors.
This programme will strengthen your confidence in planning and leading diverse and extended projects, whilst developing your ability to communicate progress on outputs and outcomes.
As an investment is increasingly tied to successful project delivery, developing these critical skills can have positive impact on the financial sustainability of an organisation.
For more information contact David Bryan
01463 238 088
Or book online at socialenterprise.academy/scot/project-management