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Here We Are (Cairndow) Ltd

Area of Operation:

Argyll & Islands

Number of Staff:

How We Started

From the beginning we have been run by a community committee which meets monthly. We had a 6 months feasibility stage (funded by Argyll and the Islands Enterprise and Leader 11) to explore the viability for the pilot of Here We Are, an innovative and unique concept. We wanted to profile our localiity in detail and to provide a resource that would be an interface betwwen local people and visitors hence - Here we are - for visitors as in X marks here we are on a postcard being sent home. Here we are - we the local people.

What We Do

We have some 15,000 visitors per annum to our centre where we display informaton. A recent comment was that - “Here We Are describes itself as community resource providing information on the development, education and history of a rural area, designed and resourced by local people and visitors alike. And that HWA’s objective is to facilitate interaction between local community and visitors. But in reality, it feels like a community development trust for the Parish village of Cairndow.” The development work has grown naturally out of our initial concept - as was hoped. If you want to describe your locality as it is today to other people you begin to reflect on the past - ie how it got to be as it is today, and more importantly on the future. what you might want and how you might move towards it: monitoring and shaping change. We are also an outlet for Argyll College, UKI, and a service point for Argyll and Bute Council.

Our Assets

  • Our building at a busy site next door to Loch Fyne Oysters at the head of Loch Fyne.
  • Office assets and high quality display material
  • Local archive of photos and data
  • Social capital of staff, committee members and the community who have put in a great deal of work and gained confidence and skills from so doing

Contact Details

Christina Noble
Project Director

01499 600350
mail [at] hereweare-uk [dot] com

Tags associated with Here We Are (Cairndow) Ltd:
Renewable energy, Tourist information, Visitor attractions

Last Updated: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 14:40