The Fas Fallain project continues to use food as a vehicle to address issues within the inequalities agenda. The core work of Fas Fallain remains, with support given to various growing projects across the Western Isles.
These include a polytunnel in Tolsta, which will provide fresh, affordable local fruit and vegetables to the local community shop, and a growing project in the Cearns area, which will be run by the Occupational Therapy Department, using horticulture as a means of therapy for their clients.
Funding has also been allocated to the Cearns Community Development Project for the purpose of running a ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget’ course for members of the Hills Group. This will be part of a larger project, which prepares vulnerable individuals aged 16-25 for independent living. For further information contact Mary Maclean, Fas Fallain Manager, tel. 01851 702712.