Food Skills Training

In addition to our growing programme, we aim to address the current shortage in food production and preparation skills within the Uists. Over the coming years we plan to deliver training that will improve employment and business opportunities within the food sector in the Uists through our future Island Skills Training Centre, which will focus on the traditional skills of Butchery, Cheese-making and Preservation/Fermenting.

In March, 2018, the Grimsay Community Association hosted a workshop and conference “Bringing Back Dairy” to discuss the practicalities, economics and techniques of cheesemaking in the islands.