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About Us

"The goal should not just be for our island communities to survive, but to thrive" #isleDevelop @isle20shop

Our vision

Innovative, thriving and confident island communities. All year round.

Our mission

To grow and develop concepts like and – which both directly benefit our island communities, and generate profit.

As we grow, that profit will go back into a fund to support island based micro businesses and community projects. 

Our Story

Isle Develop grew out of the project during lockdown. 

Covid19 crystalised for many of us the risks of relying too heavily on tourism. It showed the need to keep striving for innovation and diversity. To ensure that our island communities are not only resilient – but have strong, healthy economies.

Isle Develop has been created as a home for the original projects which inspired it, and to help test new ideas and concepts fast. 

We are a Community Interest Company, and all profits will go back into new projects.

What makes Isle Develop special?

We are rooted in the Scottish islands. Our Directors and staff are all permanently resident in the islands. They all operate their own small businesses, and are active in their communities. 

We know what it takes to set things up from scratch. We don’t pretend to know all the answers, but we work hard and we’re willing to learn!

We are all passionate about creating secure futures for our islands. We want our communities to be the main beneficiaries of our projects. We want to experiment, build and learn. 

We dream big, start small and move fast.

Rhoda Meek


Tiree Tea

Isle of Tiree

Jo Vale


Tiree Chocolates

Isle of Tiree

Rebecca Hutton


Taobh Tuath Tweeds

Isle of Harris

Melanie Mouat

social media & vendor manager

Mella Handmade Soaps

Isle of Unst

Iona Campbell

Project Development Worker

Tiree Community Councillor

Isle of Tiree



Isle Develop CIC, Coll View, Caolas, Isle of TIree, PA77 6TS