We have a limited number of places available for Rathlin residents for a welding training course. The one day course will be held over Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January (trainees will use one or other of the two days). Cost is £30, and the course will take place on the island, venue to be confirmed. Please contact the Resource Centre as soon as possible to book your place.
We have the opportunity for further powerboat training for Rathlin residents with Charles Stewart of Red Bay Powerboating. This can be for beginners (Level 2 for adults, Level 1 for young people) or for people who have already successfully completed powerboat training before or have similar professional experience or qualifications (Intermediate and possibly Advanced - see Red Bay website for more information on the training levels).
The Resource Centre will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday 18th December, and will reopen on Monday 4th January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Committee of the RDCA and from David, Stephen and Caroline.
A large groups of island residents turned up to Bruce's Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon for the official launch of Rathln's Local Biodiversity Action Plan. Both the island's Tuesday Club and the pupils and staff of St Mary's Primary School had been centrally involved in the formation of the Plan, which used the island's twenty two townlands as a way of exploring Rathlin's very special flora and fauna.
The Northern Health and Social Care Trust - after discussions with the RDCA - is now seeking to recruit Home Care Workers based on the island. The posts will have 20 hour per week fixed term contracts - to be reviewed annually. The Trust also intends to create a waiting list for as and when required cover for staff leave.