Dunlossit provides lift to air ambulance charity

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance's life-saving support to the people of Islay and neighbouring islands has been recognised by a significant multi-year grant from Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust, the charitable trust of Dunlossit Estate on the Isle of Islay.

The country's only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance is a regular sight on the islands, delivering expert paramedic care to the scene of serious illness or accident and airlifting patients rapidly to mainland hospital care.  Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust is helping to sustain that vital lifeline with this important grant over the next 5 years. 

At yesterday's Islay Show, Leonie Schroder, charity Trustee and owner of Dunlossit Estate said:

‘The Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust is proud to support the vital lifesaving service provided by Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. Island communities like ours rely on this service and we hope that over the next 5 years, our commitment will help the charity to save even more lives, both on Islay and across Scotland’.

The Islay Show played host to a visit from SCAA yesterday while a stand-in air ambulance, kindly supported by Babcock, flew operational cover for the day.

David Craig, SCAA Chief Executive, said the helicopter, crew and charity staff had made the trip to Islay Show to engage with the community and recognise the "amazing support" the air ambulance charity receives from the islands.

"Last winter alone, SCAA flew seven emergency missions to Islay and Jura, quickly airlifting patients to mainland care in under half an hour - a journey which would have taken hours by road and ferry in often challenging weather," said David.

"This generous support from Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust will help ensure we are there for others on Islay and surrounding islands who are in greatest need.

"We are extremely grateful for this significant contribution to our service which will help us continue to impact positively on the lives of people on the islands."

A Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving is being held for the life of

Bruno Schroder

2pm on Friday 16th August 2019

The Round Church, Bowmore

and afterwards at The Machrie Hotel

All are very welcome

If you plan to attend

please telephone Dunlossit Estate Office on 01496 840 232 or email office@dunlossitestate.co.uk

Renewables

The Ballygrant Hydro Scheme has produced 10,788 kWhs since 10th November 2017 to 5th March 2018. Our Knocklearach biomass boiler has produced 54,320 KwHs of heat since 1st April 20017 to 8th March 2018.

We look forward to creating a more sustainable future for Dunlossit.

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Plant trees with us at Dunlossit Estate, Islay

Saturday 17 March, 10am-3:30pm

Help create a living, growing tribute at Dunlossit Estate to mark the centenary of the First World War. We aim to plant 1,000 trees so need as much help as possible, please drop-in to lend a hand anytime over the day. Pick-up-point at Ballygrant Hall, where there will be light refreshments and children’s activities. 
All equipment will be provided and full instruction will be given. Please dress for the outdoors in warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear. 

If you have any questions please contact us

For further information you can visit the Woodland Trust.

We look forward to seeing you there.

2017/18 Hind Season - limited availability

As we begin to enter the 2017/18 season, we're happy see our stag stalking commence with our first group of guests arriving from Austria.

While our stag stalking for this season is now fully booked, there is still some limited availability for our hind stalking and we would love to welcome you and your party to Dunlossit for a successful 2017/18 season. 

To enquire about our availability or to make a booking please contact us.

To find out more about our sporting activities please click here.