South West Mull and Iona Development are a company limited by guarantee and are a development trust covering the areas of Gribun, Tiroran, the Ross of Mull and Iona. The Ross of Mull includes the three largest settlements in the south of Mull; Pennyghael, Bunessan and Fionnphort.
SWMID’s Community Consultations in 2016 revealed a concern about the lack of affordable housing in South West Mull and Iona. In 2017, Our Island Home were asked to help investigate and demonstrate whether the perceived lack of affordable housing was creating a real housing need.
Two surveys were completed by the end of 2017; one for South West Mull and one for Iona. A sizeable need was demonstrated for South West Mull and, quite interestingly, a need was also apparent on Iona despite the 5 units completed in Spring 2016.
Our Island Home are continuing to work closely with SWMID; discussing the area’s housing need and how SWMID might look to address this.