Our Work

- Working Groups

The UCT Working Groups are where a lot of the action happens! 

We currently have three active groups whose topics reflect the priorities of the community, as indicated by the 2021 survey results. 

The groups are:

Housing

Employment & Training

Environment & Sustainability 

Each group is lead by a Board director and is made up of volunteers from across the Lochbroom community.

The groups usually meet on a monthly basis. We’ll be uploading the minutes from these meetings here so you’ll be able to find out more about what they are up to.  

We’re always keen to welcome new members to the groups, so if you’d like to get involved, please get in touch. Email us at [email protected] org 

- Community Survey 2021

We had 304 completed responses from a cross section of the community which included both those living in Ullapool itself and those from further afield.

The main aim of the survey was to find out the areas that are the most important to you. This will inform where we will concentrate our focus and resources over the coming 12 – 18 months.  

Please click on the link below to see the full results.

https://www.ullapoolcommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/UCT-survey-results-summary_August-2021-1.pdf

The Results

In summary, the three topics that people were most concerned about were Affordable Housing, Employment and Training, and Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change.

You also considered Health and Wellbeing and community transport other important areas.

 Affordable Housing

The lack of affordable housing was by far the number one issue cited by local residents. There were many comments that supported this, and it was felt to be particularly relevant for young people. Many respondents made the link between the lack of housing, access to secure well-paid jobs, and the dependence of the local economy on tourism.

Employment and Training

The seasonal nature and quality of available work and reliance on the tourism sector are all a cause for concern. There were comments however highlighting that there is currently a shortage of workers to fill available jobs.

Sustainability, Environment & Climate Change

The three most pressing problems where people want to see action locally on are: single use plastics, facilities for sustainable tourism and fuel poverty/energy efficiency.

Health and Wellbeing

Community Transport

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