A community-owned wind turbine in Lewis has generated over half a million pounds for local causes as well supplying local homes with green electricity.
Grants of £558, 917 have provided vital funding for important charities and community projects since the North Tolsta machine was built five years ago.
Alzheimer Lewis and Harris received £5525 to run a monthly dementia-friendly café in the district which is well-attended and provides craft activities for people who would otherwise be facing isolation in their own homes.
Some £6400 awarded to Enable helps to support island families of children and adults with learning disabilities.
Hebrides Alpha has received £4000 towards the work it does in Lewis in combating addiction.
Crossroads charity, which supports carers, has been given £15,000 while cancer hospice Bethesda has received assistance of £20,000.
Wind turbine cash also helped with the recent HMY Iolaire commemorations, with £5000 donated to a new bronze sculpture memorial to the shipping disaster where 201 sailors drowned on island shoreline while returning home after WW1.
Tolsta suffered one of the largest tolls with 11 villagers dying in the sinking on New Year’s Day 1919.
A £500 donation to the local historical society, Comunn Eachdraidh Tholastaidh, assisted a project involving local primary school children in marking the recent centenary of the tragedy.
Chairman of TCDL, Murdo MacIver said: ‘We are aware that a lot of very valuable work is done throughout Lewis on a voluntary basis.
“The directors were in complete agreement that we should support that effort in any way possible.
“Some of the charities that we assist operate in Tolsta itself, but many are island-wide.”