It was a busy day for the DMCC on Saturday with the Take One Action Tour. Ric,Hannah and Alyth travelled up from Stornoway on Saturday morning via Ullapool and then had 140 mile detour since the A890 is closed and the Ferry ran aground a day or so before. However despite the detour they made it on time and were joined by Melanie Newdick from the Coop. The Afternoon started off with a Video message from Desmond Tutu then the Documentary There Once was an Island set on the Takku Atoll off the Coast of Papa New Guinea. The Film explores the impact of Climate Change on this tiny polynesian community and we witness the devestating effect it has on the Island and the inhabitants. The Film was followed by a panel discussion led by Ric from Take One Action, Hannah from Friends of the Earth and Melanie from the Cooperative and it was finished off with a cup of tea and Jean’s Chocolate Brownies.
After a break back to the Hall for You’ve been Trumped. “In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland’s last wilderness areas to build a golf resort” IMDB.
Anthony Baxter the Director was going to join us for the panel discussion via Skype but he could not manage it so he sent a personal video message instead where he updated us all with the latest news regarding the Film. The Documentary was followed by a fairly lively panel discussion led again by Ric,Hannah and Melanie. The Films most definitely were interesting, informative and three people that I know of have Taken Action Since watching and I’m sure throughout the Highlands and Islands there will be many more also. The Evening was finished with a Raffle with generous prizes donated by The Pier Restaurant Portree, The Waterside Cafe Dunvegan, The Cooperative, The Isle of Skye Baking Company, DMCC, Marion MacGregor and Relish Deli Portree. The Tour was sponsored by Dogwoof, Creative Scotland and the Cooperative. Huge thanks to Abbie for organising, Ric,and Alyth, Melanie and Hannah.