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Comrie Development Trust

Area of Operation:

Comrie & surrounding rural area, Perthshire
Tayside & Fife

Established:
2006
Population:
1900

How We Started

In May 2005 the Comrie Development Group was formed following an exceptional presentation in the village by the Westray Development Trust from Orkney. Those attending were inspired by what can be achieved by a local community to secure the long-term health and vitality of their area. Over the next year the Group worked with local people and groups to explore the potential of a Development Trust for Comrie.

What We Do

In October 2005 the Group held a major community meeting to introduce the idea of a Development Trust and discuss priorities for action. The meeting agreed to establish a Development Trust for the village and prioritised a number of themes including: • Meeting the needs of young people • Care for the elderly and vulnerable • Affordable housing and workspace • Multi-purpose sports facility at Laggan Park • Renewable energy and sustainable development • Village paths network • The future of Cultybraggan army camp • Improving communication between local groups • Developing social enterprises Crucially the meeting emphasised the importance of working in partnership with local groups while developing new ideas and projects. Over the last year we have been progressing a major project to purchase 90 acres of land at Cultybraggan Army Camp under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The deadline for purchase is 7th September 2007.

Our Future Plans

Currently progressing community right to buy on 50 ha army camp

Contact Details

Claire Mullan

Tel:
01764 670769
Email:
cdt [at] comriedevelopmenttrust [dot] org [dot] uk
Website:

Tags associated with Comrie Development Trust:
Energy conservation, Land buy-out

Last Updated: Thu, 10/04/2014 - 16:19