About CDI


Our vision is to develop and support social, cultural, economic and environmental initiatives and to create a resilient, sustainable community where everyone feels welcome and valued


Our community is situated in the Sleat peninsula in the South of the Isle of Skye and includes the crofting townships of Camuscross, Cruard and Duisdale and includes Isle Ornsay. In 2016, our population is approximately 180, including 37 children.

Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative took over from the work of Camuscross Community Steering Group, which was set up in February 2007 to develop various projects for community benefits. It became a community company, incorporating on 22nd December 2008, with the name of Camuscross Community Initiative. When the company decided to add the neighbouring crofting township to its area of benefit, we became Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative.

All significant documents, such as Memorandums and Articles, Accounts and Minutes, can be found by clicking here.

Our major success story to date is the completion of An Crùbh, a shop, cafe, and community space, which opened in 2017. Following a community ballot to chose a name for the new building, the winner was An Crùbh, which means the Hub.

Other projects which we are still working on are: affordable house sites, developing a micro hydro scheme using our community-owned reservoir, a network of heritage paths with interpretation, and more.


In 2016 a fundraising group was set up to help the Initiative raise funds for An Crubh. So far they have organised successful charity cafes, community lunches, quiz nights, lots of table-top, clothing and craft sales and various raffles.

Another fundraising initiative is the 5050 Lottery. Details of which, and an invitation to join, can be found here XXXXXXX

We publish a newsletter called An Lianag from time to time. The newsletter is named after the ‘green’ in the middle of the village, which is where the crofters traditionally met to discuss township matters.

Camuscross and Duisdale is a vibrant and dynamic community and we look forward to welcoming you.

CDI Directors

Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative is made up of people from the area and all walks of life.

Public Documents

Read our latest minutes, historical documents and other useful information.


Learn about the projects and initiatives that we are managing for the community. 


Our community is situated in the Sleat peninsula, in the South of the Isle of Skye.

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Brand new An Lianag

Brand new An Lianag

A new edition of An Lianag, expertly organised and beautifully put together by Flòraidh and Nicola, is now available on this site ( Newsletters ). All local houses have had a printed copy delivered to their door.

Crowdfunder success

Crowdfunder success

We are thrilled to find that our Aviva Community Fund Crowdfunder has been successful. Our initial ask was for £20,000 so we could meet our share of the costs of installing solar panels on the community hub, and make our woodchip boiler more efficient. Once we...

Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation

Burgers and beers were handed out at a CDI event on 26th August, where the community got together to review progress of CDI, and to start the conversation towards preparing a new Township Plan. About 75 people were there, excluding the babies and very young children....