Join us – become a member of the Scottish Islands Federation
S.I.F was set up in 2000 by islanders keen to learn from each other, work together and have a stronger voice on island issues of common concern. Run by a voluntary board of directors, our members include Development Trusts, Community Companies, Community Councils, individuals and other bodies concerned with the sustainability of island communities.
By joining you will become part of a unique and growing network of island communities across Scotland and the rest of Europe.
Member benefits include:
• Keeping up to date with island news and policy.
• Access to opportunities to connect with islands across Scotland and Europe.
• Having a stronger voice and representation on issues that matter to the islands.
• Access to a wide pool of knowledge, inspiration and projects.
• Access to funded support for project visits through the Community Learning Exchange.
• Taking part in an annual island networking event.
To join, simply fill out our membership form an email it us – we will then send you an invoice for the membership fee selected.
If you feel high transport costs, restricted employment opportunities and poor services pose a threat to the sustainability of island communities in Scotland, especially the smallest ones, joining the Scottish Islands Federation is another way to get your island community’s voice heard.
Through its membership of ESIN – the European Small Islands Network, S.I.F is also working to promote the smaller islands’ interests at European level, as these are not necessarily represented by larger organisations such as the Confederation of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR).
Developing a sustainable island economy, protection of the island environment, renewable energy, transport are among the issues S.I.F highlighted during the recent European Parliamentary elections. We got the candidates to sign our Island Champion Pledge and now we are going back to them to ask what they are doing for the islands.
The Federation also wants to engage locally with the councils and any other body that have an impact on island life on issues that particularly affect living and working on Scottish Islands.
We are therefore inviting you to join the Federation. The long term prosperity and survival of our islands are our aims, and your input is essential.
Who can join?
To join, your group must have a constitution and has a Board/Committee which is elected in accordance with democratic principles. Full details of membership classes and eligibility are given in our Articles and Memorandum of Association.
How much does it cost? Ordinary membership with voting rights, open to democratically run organisations based on Scottish Islands: £25 /annum
Individual membership with no voting rights: open to any Scottish islands residents : £10 /annum
Associated membership with no voting rights: open to organisations/ statutory bodies interested in the work of the Scottish Islands Federation. £100 /annum: Third sector:£50/annum
Annual subscription runs from 1st November to 31 October. Membership application will be considered at each board meeting.
Download membership form here SIF Membership Form