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Craignish Community Company

Area of Operation:

Craignish, Barbreck, Craobh Haven, Ardfern
Argyll & Islands

Established:
2004
Population:
500

How We Started

http://www.craignishcommunitycompany.org.ukThe company was set up in 2004 to put the community in a position to be able to buy land under the provisions of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

What We Do

The purpose of Craignish Community Company - www.craignishcommunitycompany.org.uk  is: · To promote rural regeneration following principles of sustainable development in areas of social, environmental and economic deprivation within the Community · To advance the education of the Community pertaining to its environment, culture and/or history ·To promote, establish, operate and/or support other projects and initiatives of a similar charitable nature for the benefit of the Craignish community. 

The community has raised £88,000 in seven months in order to purchase, and develop as a recreation/play area, a piece of land in the centre of Ardfern and adjacent to the school.  

C3 also co-ordinates the following initiatives:

  • First Responders Scheme
  • Tern Project - building and siting a mink-proof raft off Eiln Inshaig in Loch Craignish, with the aim of encouraging Common terns to return and nest without being predated by mink.
  • The provision of high speed broadband at the southern end of the peninsula in conjunction with Gigaplus Argyll.
  • Annual Boat Jumble and Car Boot sale. This has become a well known and attended event in Argyll

Our Future Plans

Having successfully registered an interest in a piece of land in Ardfern  if that piece of land comes on the market, then C3 would aim to raise the necessary funds to buy the land and develop it as a community area with playpark, open space and a community garden. 

Contact Details

Jan Brown
Hon Secretary

Tel:
01852 500689
Email:
info [at] craignishcommunitycompany [dot] org [dot] uk
Website:

Tags associated with Craignish Community Company:
Forestry/woodland

Last Updated: Tue, 31/05/2016 - 08:59