A petition calling for an extraordinary general meeting of Stòras Uibhist has been
It follows calls for the community landlord- headed by parent company Sealladh na
Beinne Mòire (SnBM) to be more open and transparent.
The petition which has appeared in locations from Eriskay to Benbecula seeks discussions
over a number of points including investigating the contract and tender for commercial
seaweed extraction and the potential detrimental effect on crofters and members.
It says there has been no community consultation on this most important community
The financial state of the SnBM companies and the cessation of the community fund
should be investigated it says.
The meeting is also asked to look at
Allowing directors elected by the community access to company information essential
to their function as directors.
The role of the non-elected, non-resident co-opted directors on the board of SnBM.
Why SnBM Board meetings have been reduced from monthly to once every three months.
In addition, there is a call that islanders who are members of SnBM be allowed to
observe board meetings.
Some 10% of islanders who are members of the community body would have to back a
request for a special meeting, detailing their reasons.
Directors are able to raise issues and ask questions at regular board meetings.
Petition calls for South Uist landlord to investigate criticisms