Terms of use



These terms of use (“Terms”) tell you the rules for using our BVCC.scot (our Website”).

By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Website.

We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.


Our Website is operated by the Robertson Group. The Robertson Group operates two separate business groups with a range of companies as outlined at the following link: (https://www.robertson.co.uk/legal). This website was created in partnership with Comhairle, NHSWI, the Hebridean Housing Partnership, hubNorth and Ryder to assist in the delivery of community consultation for Barra & Vatersay Community Campus.

In these Terms, ‘Robertson’, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ means the partnership as outlined above.

To contact us, please use the following details:

  • Email: investmentdelivery@cne-siar.gov.uk
  • Address: Robertson House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TZ


These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Website:

  • Our Privacy Policy:  bvcc.scot/privacy
  • Our Cookie Policy: bvcc.scot/cookies

If you purchase services or goods from us, our terms and conditions of supply apply and we will provide a copy of those to you.  


We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Website, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. The Terms were last updated 25/07/2022 and supersedes all previous versions.

We may update and change our Website from time to time to reflect changes to our products and/or services, our users’ needs and our business priorities and for any other reason at our discretion.


Our Website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons.

You will not use (nor authorise, permit or facilitate the use of) the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. Any breach of these Terms means your right to access and use this Website will cease immediately.

Unlawful use includes, but is not limited to:

  • attempt to gain unauthorised access our Website’s content, accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to our Website’s server through hacking, password mining, scraping, or by any other means to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available on our Website;
  • harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personal information) about other users, including email addresses, without the express consent of such users; or
  • impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent your credentials or any information you provide.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.


Our Website is directed to people residing in the UK. We do not represent that content available on or through our Website is appropriate for use or available in other locations. You are responsible for ensuring your use of our Website conforms to all local, international, and other laws that may apply.


All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in our Website and its content (including without limitation our Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with our Website) are owned by or licensed to Robertson Group or otherwise used by Robertson Group as permitted by law.

In accessing our Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

You can print, or store electronically, individual pages of the content for the purposes of using our Website for your own personal use, but you must not modify, distribute or copy our Website or use the content for any other purposes without permission from Robertson Group.  Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms we reserve all our rights in this regard and your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Robertson Group (Holdings) Limited, a company registered in Scotland with the company number SC356297 and registered office at 10 Perimeter Road, Pinefield Industrial Estate, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 6AE, which forms part of the Robertson Group (details of the Robertson Group are available here: https://www.robertson.co.uk/legal), owns several registered and unregistered trademarks, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • ‘Robertson’ word mark (UK00002373349);
  • ‘R’ figurative mark (UK00003190978); and
  • ‘Robertson’ figurative mark;

You are not permitted to use the trade marks without our prior written approval.

Our partners represented on this site  (Comhairle, NHSWI, the Hebridean Housing Partnership, hubNorth and Ryder) will also hold trademarks and you are not permitted to use these without their prior written approval.


The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, our Website is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.


Where our Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.


To the extent permitted by law, Robertson will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of our Website. If you are a business user, Robertson excludes all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Website or any content on it, and we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with our Website. If you are a consumer, please note that Robertson only provide our Website for domestic and private use, and you agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and Robertson have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

Robertson makes no warranty that the functionality of our Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that our Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.

Nothing in these Terms shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of Robertson where it would be unlawful to do, including, for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of Robertson or that of its employees or agents and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.


We may use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.


Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Website, or to make contact with other users of our Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in these Terms.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you upload or post content to our Website, you grant us and users of the Website a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content without limitation.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Our Website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of our Website. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Website do not represent our views or values.

When you upload or post content to our Website, you agree to comply with the following:

  • Treat everyone, including members of the public, with courtesy and respect.
  • Do not bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
  • Avoid swearing or use of insulting language, including those aimed at characteristics for which discrimination if prohibited by law.
  • Do not use our Website in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • Do not use our Website in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • Do not use our Website for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • Do not treat another supporter, elected representative or member of the public differently based on religion, political, sex gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity or any other characteristic for which discrimination is prohibited by law.
  • Do not knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer policy designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
  • Do not reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website.
  • Do not access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our Website;
    • any equipment or network on which our Website is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our Website; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
  • Do no promote sexually explicit material.
  • Do not promote violence.
  • Do not infringe any copyright, trade mark or any other intellectual property rights of any other person.
  • Do not promote any illegal content or activity.
  • Do not be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Do not act in a way which is likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Do not advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act.
  • Do not be defamatory of any person.

Content posted on our Website remains at our discretion and may be removed if found to be in contravention of these Terms. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any content posted on our Website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of our site and social media platforms by a user in contravention of these Terms, whether the service is moderated or not.

Failure to comply with this section of these Terms constitutes a material breach of these Terms and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any contribution uploaded by you to our Website.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.


We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them.

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.


You may link to the home page of our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our Website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our Website other than that set out above, please contact us.


You agree to indemnify and hold us and our employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against the Robertson Group arising out of any breach by you of these Terms or other liabilities arising out of your use of our Website.


If any of the terms within these Terms should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such term shall be severed, and the remaining terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.


We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.


If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the laws of Scotland. You and we both agree that the courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of England and Wales, you may also bring proceedings in England and Wales.

If you are a business, these Terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by the laws of Scotland. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.