Pure Power for Lochbroom


UCT was established in April 2009 to be part of the ‘Community Powerdown’  initiative which was being developed by the Development Trust Association Scotland, Community Energy Scotland and 25 communities across Scotland. A part-time officer was based in Ullapool to work with local people on a range of projects aimed at lowering carbon emissions.

In early 2011 UCT’s involvement in Powerdown ended and the organisation then became part of an initiative developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Growth at the Edge (GATE), which aims to improve the social, economic and environmental sustainability of rural communities. This means the Trust now looks at sustainability in a more holistic way than during Powerdown and develops projects which tackle a range of local issues and utilise opportunities.