The ‘Granny Island’ Experience Coming to Coll this Spring

Katie Morag

Would you like to hang out with the Big Boy Cousins, deliver post around the island, chase sheep and, most importantly, go tractor driving with Grannie Island?

Fans of the Katie Morag books can now come and enjoy another exciting, challenging and educational experience on the Isle of Struay (formally Isle of Coll).

Understandably, Project Trust was initially apprehensive about being joined on the island by another educational experience, but through working with the Granny Island Experience Team, an exciting partnership has developed which will involve sharing skills, becoming culturally aware and having a positive impact on each other.

Last week, CEO Ingrid Emerson (MBE) announced that Project Trust will be heavily involved with the construction and working of the theme park. A lifelong fan of Katie Morag, Ingrid said: “It is with great pleasure that we offer the service of our enthusiastic and driven Selection Volunteers to help develop the theme park while also developing themselves.”

Assistant Director, John Fraser added: “Weather dependent, we should have the project completed within eight Selection Courses, commencing on the 3rd of April, which sees our last Selection Course for 17/18 Volunteers. We dug a trench, we built a castle – we can build a theme park. Some parents have expressed concerns, but evidence has proven that a hard day’s work never hurt anybody.

Mairi Hedderwick, the author of the best selling Katie Morag series, has committed to donating 15% of the profits from the new Katie Morag Theme Park to support the incredible work of Project Trust. Mairi said: Project Trust has been based on the Isle of Coll for almost 50 years and this is a wonderful opportunity to support a great charity.”

Project Trust is also set to create a ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign for its extensive community of Returned Volunteers and supporters to contribute to this wonderful new initiative.