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15 November 2021Funding for Benches for Culbokie Green

CCT is delighted to thank the Gordon and Ena Baxter Fund for funding for 9 timber benches to go on Culbokie Green. These have been commissioned from Craobh Woodwork, a brilliant small business based in the village next door to the Church Centre. We're looking forward to being able to sit and enjoy the fabulous views over Ben Wyvis.

29 October 2021Are crime thrillers your 'thing'?

If you enjoy reading a good crime thriller then you will want to hear the award winning writer Neil Lancaster talk about his latest book 'Dead Man's Grave'.  Saturday 13th November in Findon Hall. Ticket available from Culbokie Spar on online.

23 September 2021Winners announced of 2021 Black Isle Photographic Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Black Isle Photographic competition.  Thanks to all who entered the competition and to Tulloch Homes for sponsoring the prizes.  All profits will go towards the Culbokie Green.

field of ripe barley

'Black Isle harvest time' by David Greer

(First prize, Adult category)

23 September 2021New booklet: 'The Creation of Culbokie Lockdown Quilt'

Available now: a full colour booklet telling the story of the community quilt made during the summer lockdown of 2020.  Buy online, at the Culbokie Spar or view the quilt panels and buy the booklet at the Culbokie Indoor Market held on the third Saturday of every month in Findon Hall, 10-12pm.  Next market:  16th October.

three quilt panels hanging in findon hall

13 September 2021We have Planning Consent

We're delighted to announce that we've received planning consent for the Village Hub and Culbokie Green in September. In the aerial view below you can see the proposed new cafe with the red roof and the toilet block/ potting shed with the dark roof. Beyond you can see parts of the new Green. CCT will now be working hard to put the funding package in place to bring the Village Hub to reality. Meanwhile, work will begin on Culbokie Green over the winter.

 

23 August 2021Highland Archaeological Festival 25th Sept. - 15th Oct.

Copies of the event guide are in the Sharing Shed.

30 July 2021Active Travel Route Consultation - Report

Thanks to everyone who responded to the recent CCT consultation on our developing plans for an Active Travel Route through Culbokie. We were delighted to see that the great majority agreed with our proposals, and we also welcomed some really useful suggestions to improve the plans - which, as far as possible, we'll integrate into the next stage. This will lead to technical plans, which can then be used to put the construction work out to tender. We will also be working closely with The Highland Council over the next weeks and months. They have already said they support the plans in general terms, and now we need to ensure they are comfortable with the details, and agree to formally adopt the new infrastructure.

Our contacts at Sustrans have produced a summary of the consultation results, including more details about how we are responding to the comments. 

For anyone who has missed the details of what is planned, there is more information available on the CCT website.

 

25 June 2021Draw for Virtual Treasure Hunt

If you bought a 'location' for our Virtual Treasure Hunt you may want to come along to the Culbokie Market in Findon Hall carpark tomorrow (26th June) to witness the draw.  You may be the lucky winner of the £50 gift voucher for Munro's Nurseries, Munlochy.  Follow this link for full details of the Treasure Hunt.

Thanks to all those you bought tickets.

01 June 2021Glascairn Planning Application Out to Consultation

The Glascairn planning application is now available on the Highland Council planning portal for consultation. CCT has consulted the community at every stage of the development of this project so we don't think there are any big suprises in the application.  We'd encourage everyone living in the area to take a look and, if you like what you see, please register your support. There is also an opportunity for public comment on matters of 'material planning consideration'. We'd welcome views of this nature from anyone in the area.

30 May 2021Black Isle Photographic Competition 2021

Time to get your cameras out, this year’s photographic competition is now open for entries.  We are delighted to annouce Tulloch Homes is sponsoring the competition and there will be cash prizes for all three categories.  This year’s theme ‘Food and Drink of the Black Isle’ gives great scope for subject matter such as the landscape, sea, local markets, food producers, cafes, breweries and lots more, just make sure it has a clear Black Isle association.  Your entry may be selected for next year’s Black Isle Calendar.

Further information, rules and entry forms.

 

23 May 2021History of Culbokie pages

Please check "History recent additions " page as there have been several additions.

21 May 2021IMF Local Plan - CCT Comments

CCT has submitted comments on the draft Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan. You can view our comments here.

09 May 2021Active Travel Route consultation

Once again we're looking for your views on our plans to make Culbokie safer and more pleasant for people walking, cycling and using wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters.

We have already consulted about the elements of the route, including reduced speed limits, traffic calming, and footpaths on both sides of the road, throughout the village. There have been a few developments to those so we'd like to know what you think about them. Also, this time we are particularly interested in what can be done to make some of the existing public spaces in the village more welcoming - to complement the measures to make things safer.

If you'd rather give us your thoughts face-to-face, we'll be at the market in the Findon Hall car park on Saturday 15th May, from 10.00 to 11.00 am - and by popular request we've added another session there on 22nd May, same time, same place.

08 April 2021North Highland Initiative supports Glascairn Community Project

CCT is thrilled to have received support from North Highland Initiative for  work to refresh the Feasibility Study and Business Plan for the Glascairn Community Project by consultancy firm Alan Jones Associates. These documents were first prepared in 2014 and although the project remains very much as originally intended - to create a new heart to the village - these documents are no longer sufficiently current to provide a firm foundation to build on. The main changes have arisen due  to a gradual refining of the plan as more information has become available and the involvement of Tulloch Homes and Cairn Housing  resulting in a change in the delivery plan and a significant reduction of costs. 

We would like to thank the North Highland Initiative for their help at this crucial stage.

 

02 April 2021Glascairn Planning Application Submitted

CCT is delighted to announce that yesterday we submitted a planning application for the Glascairn Community Hub along with detailed designs for the village green . The designs reflect all the fantastic ideas that have been submitted by the community over the many years gestation of the project. The buildings reflect the traditional agricultural feel of the surrounding area and we've taken a naturalistic approach to the open spaces.

The building designs were drawn up by LDN Architecture working hand in hand with Horner and MacLennan Landscape Designers who drew up plans for the village green. We were also assisted by engineering firm Cameron and Ross. We'd like to thank all these firms for going the extra mile for us.

Once the planning application has been registered we will provide a link to the planning portal with all the details and instructions for making comments. Meanwhile you can have a look at some visuals for the building design and the plan for the village green by clicking on the highlinted links.

29 March 2021EGM on Tuesday 30th March - All members welcome

There will be a short Extraordinary General Meeting of Culbokie Community Trust to approve the annual accounts to June 2020.

The EGM is scheduled for 7.00 pm on Tuesday 30th March and will be held remotely via Zoom. 

Approval of the Accounts is contingent upon at least 15 of the Ordinary Membership being present remotely or by advance-signed proxy, and at least 75% voting in its favour. Obviously the greater the number who attend, the more confident the Board will be in approving the accounts. 

Please email for details of how to join the Zoom meeting info@culbokiect.org

Please make a special effort to attend at this meeting.

CCT Full Accounts June 2020

CCT Annual Report 2020

CCT Proxy Nomination Form

26 March 2021Community Sharing Shed

Open every day 0900-1800 and to 2000 on Wed

What’s available?

  • Lots of food and household items
  • Toys and games
  • Books and DVDs and more
  • Craft Items
  • Plants and garden produce
  • gardening - small equipment items

Please have a look, bring and/or take items – please deposit any donated items in the boxes behind the shed. Items in date and No clothing/material please.

Everyone is welcome to make use of the shed

There is now a box in Culbokie Spar for food donations such as tea, coffee, biscuits, sugar, pasta, jam, soup etc.  Please donate if you can.

Thanks to everyone for their support

Funded by: Black Isle Partnership and Ferintosh Community Council

14 February 2021Lockdown Cycling Challenge

At the moment, Covid-19 restrictions mean that all group activities have been put on hold, but as a bit of fun we've devised our Lockdown Cycle Challenge - a list of 21 local places for people to visit by bike (although some are close enough to walk to, and there are a few where it's best to leave the bike for the last bit of the route). We've also produced a map to help you plan your trips. Email us to let us know how you get on!

21 December 2020Christmas Tree Trail

 

Local volunteers and pupils at Culbokie Primary School have made lots of environmentally friendly Christmas tree decorations and they’ve been used to decorate eight trees in Culbokie Wood. Your task is to find them.

map snippetTo help you we’ve produced a map. You can download it as a PDF document from the link below and then view it on a phone or tablet or print it.

https://tinyurl.com/treemap201206

This challenge is aimed at families with primary school aged children but it is a good excuse for anyone to go get some exercise in the woods. You might get some ideas for environmentally friendly decorations for next year.

It’s a bit slippery in there so take care.

The trees will remain decorated until Monday 28th December when all the decorations will be removed.

 

01 November 20202021 Black Isle Calendars

image of the 2010 black isle desk calendar

The stunning 2021 Black Isle Calendars are now available and come in two styles for either sitting on a desk or wall hung.  Ideal presents for family and friends or for your own use, the calendars can be ordered online or seek out our stall at the Culbokie Outdoor Market on Saturdays 10am - 11am, in the Findon Hall car park.  We can take only cash or cheque at the market, or you can order online and collect at the market.  Queries can be emailed to event@culbokiect.org.

2021 Black Isle desk calendar: full information and to buy online.

2021 Black Isle wall calendar: full information and to buy online.

2021 black isle wall calendar

15 October 2020Sunflowers for Culbokie

As the nights draw in and the colours change to autumn, it is good to remind ourselves of the summer lockdown Sunflowers for Culbokie, grown from the seeds that the shop kindly distributed.  We have created two collages from your photos.  

Some told us stories:

collage of 9 photographs of sunflowers growing locally

photograph 1

 "My most advanced sunflower is a late developer – flowering only this week after so many months. Meet Olive Oyl, the sunflower which has always been the tallest, and now finally in flower. Popeye is on her left and further down the line Olive’s siblings Caster Oyl and Crude Oyl.” (Angela - Photo 1.1)

"Here are my pics of Sophie with some of me and her having a love-in.” (Penny - Photo 1.5 and 2.7)

"Here’s a photo of Sebastian. He had a sister, Belle, but she never got out of the ground. Sebastian is about 3 metres tall!” (Martin - Photo 1.6)

“Whose idea was this?  Thought I had better take a photo before the next gale arrives.  There was a bee in the middle but it flew off just as I got the ladder organised..” (Elaine - Photo 1.10)

 

collage of 9 photographs of sunflowers growing locally

photograph 2

“Marianne and Lesley enjoyed sharing their pot.  Unlike real life, Marianne grew taller than Leonard but Leonard died first.” (Alison - Photo 2.6)

“My very dark sunflower is out at last.  The stem has 12 buds on it so I hope the weather holds to show a few more.  ‘Dark Chocolate' would be a good name although ‘Moulin Rouge’ is the correct one.” (Lesley R - Photo 2.9)

Sunflowers have been spotted all over Culbokie in recent weeks; we hope these photos will allow you to enjoy them even after they have faded in the garden.

05 October 2020Cycle Club prepares for winter

The Culbokie Community Cycle Club had a full house of 8 trainees for it Cycle Ride Leader course at the weekend, designed to make sure the club has plenty of qualified ride leaders to run a full programme of group rides through the winter. The course was hosted by Becky Richmond who very kindly let us use the Black Isle Stud barn - thankfully, because it gave us shelter from the continuous rain! It also provided extra entertainment as trainees were joined by horses, geese, a goat, and assorted other animals.

We're grateful to Becky for providing the venue, Tom, our trainer from Cycling Scotland for being so patient with us, and for funding from our "Magic Little Grant" from Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust.

27 September 2020Culbokie Lockdown Quilt - deadline extended

Following the tightening up of COVID restrictions we have decided to extend the deadline for Culbokie Lockdown Quilt patches to the 31st October.

So there's still plenty time if you haven't made a start on your patch yet. Patches can represent an individual, a group or a business.  Join the Facebook group 'Culbokie Lockdown Quilt' and visit our main page for full details.

27 September 2020

19 August 2020Volunteer Action Survey Launched

Ferintosh Community Council has recently established a Volunteer Steering Group who are asking as many people as possible, who live in Ferintosh, to fill in a survey so that they can find out where volunteer effort will be most valuable in our community.  CCT is delighted to support this work. The survey is available from the links below.

Volunteer action survey in pdf

Volunteer action survey in word

13 August 2020Culbokie Sharing Shed Consultation

CCT is currently consulting on the a project to establish a Sharing Shed in the village. This would be a place for the free exchange of home grown produce, items of non perishable food, books, DVDs, jigsaws and othere small toys and games. Full details are in our consultation document. Response are required by Sunday 16th August.

07 August 2020Active Travel Route Consultation

Culbokie Active Travel Route

It’s been particularly clear in the last few months, as more people have been walking and cycling, how difficult it is to get around Culbokie without using the main road, and therefore how important it is to make it safer and more attractive for people to walk, cycle, or use disability aids to get around the village.

Towards the end of last year we held a series of consultation events to look at proposals for an Active Travel Route to achieve this, and our consultants have developed their ideas to take account of the feedback they received then, and also the more detailed topographical survey they have commissioned. In a normal year we would have organised another round of consultation events, but these are impossible at present due to Covid-19 restrictions, so we have been working with the consultants to come up with an on-line consultation. We think the presentation gives a good idea of the proposals, but we also realise that some people will prefer to get a chance to speak to the consultants, so we have also organised two online “webinars” where the consultants will present their ideas. There are links to the presentation and the webinars here, and the presentation includes a link to a survey so we can check we’re on the right track – so do please have a look, and let us know your views.

12 July 2020The Culbokie Lockdown Quilt

03 July 2020Orienteering course available again

The Scottish Orienteering Association (with approval from the Scottish Government through Sport Scotland) has approved the use of Permanent Orienteering Courses although it doesn’t look like organised events will be allowed any time soon.

The permanent orienteering course in Culbokie Wood is therefore available for individuals and family groups to use. Here’s a very good video that explains how to use it.

 

First of all download and print your own map. It shows the location of the 27 control posts that are scattered throughout Culbokie Wood. The simplest idea is to draw a series of straight lines from either of the two start points (S1 or S2), connect up several control posts and finish back at the start. Then go find them. Check the correct number on each post when (and if) you find them.

Don’t try to include every control. Pick maybe six at one end of the wood to start with. Miss an obvious one out here and there. Make another one up tomorrow. Try going round in the opposite direction.

To get you started here are a few maps with relatively easy courses already marked on them.

  1. Short-course: 2018A; Distance: 2 km
  2. Short-course: 2018B; Distance: 2 km (Glascairn)
  3. Short-course: 2018F; Distance: 2.1 km
  4. Short-course: 2019B; Distance: 2.5 km
  5. Short-course: 2019C; Distance: 2.8 km

Please be mindful of other users of the wood. Don’t be running at people who are out for a quiet walk. You don’t have to run everywhere to do orienteering. It is all about map-reading.

orienteering@culbokiect.org

 

30 June 2020Results of the Black Isle Photographic Competition 2020

We are delighted to announce the winning photographs from this year’s Black Isle Photographic Competition.  Full details on the judging and list of prize-winners and commendations are on the main competition page.

 

13 June 2020Culbokie Quiz Night-In

Our first on-line quiz was a big success with around 35 people participating and it was lovely to see friends and neighbours and sence the buzz. Our second quiz takes place this Sunday at 7.30pm. Places are still available and if you'd like to book contact info@culbokiect.org. This time 5 rounds have been prepared by participants that took part in the last quiz and the rounds will be varied and interesting.

13 June 2020Sunflowers for Culbokie

The CCT have been asking you to grow sunflowers in a prominent sunny position for all to see and to make passers-by smile on their daily walk.  We gave away 103 packets of seeds through the Culbokie Spar shop.  We would love to see your sunflowers as they grow so post your pictures on the CCT Facebook or Twitter sites.  Once they are flowering, there will be a prize for the best sunflower name and for the most imaginative sunflower photo on Facebook.

 

24 May 2020CCT Organises First Virtual Event - Quiz Night-In

We'd like as many people as possible to join us for our first virtual event - a quiz night with a local flavor devised by our team. Don't expect perfection ... but do expect fun! We can all learn how to do this together.

15 April 2020Fresh hope for Castle Craig

Strictly speaking we can’t claim Castle Craig as part of Culbokie History but it must have played a very significant part. On Saturday 11th April 2020 the Herald ran an article by John-Paul Holden on the castle and plans for its restoration. A link has been created fro the Castle Craig page in the Archaeology and Ancient Sites section of the History pages.

05 April 2020A request for historical information.

A request for information relating to the use of RAF Evanton by the Americans who were launching reconnaissance balloons in 1955 has been placed on the "History recent additions" page.

03 April 2020Draw winner for beautiful, hand-made, wooden box

Originally intended as a public event  at the March Culbokie Community Market, the draw for this beautiful hand-made box was eventually made on Sunday March 29th by Becky and Eilidh Richmond within the confines of their home. The winning ticket, number 6, was purchased by Martin Hill of Maryburgh.  Congratulations to Martin, and our thanks to all who bought tickets.  You can watch the actual draw by clicking this link to the video.

The beautiful box in American Walnut and with ebony handles was made and generously donated by a local resident.  We look forward to presenting it publicly to Martin at an event in the future.  Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to the resident who donated the box.

    

 

28 February 2020Black Isle Photographic Competition 2020 - revised entry deadline

Entries are invited for the 2020 Black Isle Photographic Competition.  We are delighted that despite current restrictions the competition can do ahead however we have extended the entry deadline to 1st June.    For full details on how to enter see main webpage.

20 February 2020Two exciting additions to the History pages!

We have added two new images to the appropriate pages. Both are entries in an autograph book, one of the Findon Hall, by Annie Fowler, Head teacher and one of the school, by Helen (Nell) Fowler, Annie's sister, both dated 1924. We have no idea who Betty was, any ideas?

What other treasures might be found in the autograph book?

12 February 2020Request for help for history of a family living in the area in the 1800's

If you have time please have a look at the request for family information on this page. Please send your suggestions through the history@culbokiect.org from where they will be forwarded.

10 February 2020History of Culbokie pages update

The History Group has recently gained access to photographs relating to a family with historical connections with the village. The allocation to the various categories of the web site is continuing but help is required in learning the Where, Why and Who of the photograph that can be found at https://www.culbokiect.org/index.asp?pageid=707240 The date has been suggested as c1988/89 and it is felt that Frances Fowler, in the wheelchair, was significant to the event. Frances was a former Secretary to the Findon Hall Committee. The Findon Hall page has been updated as a result of these family photographs, which included yet another old picture postcard of the Hall.

A start has been made on posting photographs associated with the Culbokie Football Club, we just need lots more!

10 February 2020Orienteering Event Results

Here are the results for the orienteering event held on Sunday 2nd February 2020. They are displayed as a separate table for each course and listed in start order.

Everyone’s a winner!

Long Score Course

Team Name
Time
Penalties
Points
Final Score
Resolis Robins
56:00
0
16
16
Tomboys
73:26
13
10
-3

Notes:

  1. The target time was 1 hour. A penalty point has been given for each minute late.

  2. Points were awarded for each control visited. The more difficult controls were worth 2 points.

Short Score Course

Team Name
Time
Penalties
Points
Final Score
Fiona
60:00
15
10
-5
Iain and Murray
46:00
1
11
10
McAshers
67:15
22
7
-15
The Misses Macs
40:17
0
6
6
Kate
44:25
0
9
9
Team Lucy
48:08
3
15
12

Notes:

  1. The target time was 45 minutes. A penalty point has been given for each minute late.

  2. Points were awarded for each control visited. The more difficult controls were worth 2 points.

Yellow Course

Team Name
Time
Controls
Palaki
71:00
11
Carol
60:00
11
Charlie and his Angel
89:46
11
Hodgson
14:58
11
Green Team
61:00
11
Jamie
62:47
11
Dinosaurs
71:55
10
Hector
54:30
11
Davis
75:16
11
Dinwoodie
73:32
11
Benny Hill's Band
68:10
11
Naismith
59:11
11
McKenzie
71:00
0
Doyle
71:00
0
Elias
70:00
0
Smilers
34:30
11
Knight
45:45
11
Team Tyrer
60:00
11
Richardson
63:37
11
Rasdales
34:43
3
Tigers
56:00
0

Notes:

  1. It was possible to visit a maximum of 11 controls.

  2. If “0” is shown in the “Controls” column no punched control slip was received.

09 February 2020Draw tickets on sale for beautiful, hand-made, wooden box

         

Would you like to own this beautiful hand-made box in American Walnut and with ebony handles?  There will be an opportunity to buy one of the remaining draw tickets for this beautiful hand-made box in American Walnut at the Church Soup Lunch event (12.00 – 1.30pm) at Findon Hall on Saturday February 29th. If you can’t make it, and wish to book a square for £4, please email CCT on info@culbokiect.org . The actual draw will take place at Culbokie Community Market at midday on Saturday March 21st.

Designed and created, and generously donated by a local resident, the box, with two internal layers and several small compartments, can be put to good use for jewellery, collections or even memory keepsakes

30 January 2020Fresh Air on Sunday?

Everything is all set for the orienteering event in Culbokie Wood on Sunday 2nd February. We are hoping for a good turn out.

orienteering event poster

04 January 2020History of Culbokie pages

History Group report January 4th 2020

Further to the discovery of a map showing the residents of Culbokie we have narrowed down the date of its creation to 1976/77. The background to this map and how it lead to the recording of the building of the Schoolcroft housing development can be found from the final paragraph in the “Village Centre” under the “Social History” section of the History pages.

A searchable site map has been created that can be found on the home page of this section.

07 December 2019Last chance to buy 'Images of the Black Isle' 2020 Calendar

A few remaining desk calendars will be on sale at Culbokie Community Market on Saturday, December 21st for £8-50. There is also a chance to snap up calendars that are slightly imperfect, with one or two tiny light marks on the title page, on sale for just £5-00. The 2020 desk calendar, a great choice of gift for a past resident, a fan of the Black Isle, or simply for your own use.

black isle desk calendar flier

02 December 2019Orienteering Event in Culbokie Wood

On 2nd February 2020 there is going to be another fun orienteering event in Culbokie Wood. This year’s theme will be Highland Winter Wildlife.

orienteering in culbokie wood

There will be courses to suit all ages and map-reading abilities with quizzes on the Highland Winter Wildlife theme to test your brains even further.

Come along to the Playing Field Carpark. Staggered starts between 11:30am and 1:30pm. Just turn up between these times. No booking required.

Remember last year’s event?

You can download a general purpose orienteering map for Culbokie Wood plus instructions.

More details will be posted in due course. Contact orienteering@culbokiect.org for more information.

 

27 November 2019Great community support for village green proposals

CCT held a drop in consultation event on 21st November which was attended by over 75 people. We were consulting on our proposals for the village green and community hub at Glascairn and on the work being done to explore the feasibility of an active travel route through the village and out to the A9.

Some very compressed images of our proposals for the village green are available including a plan of the proposals and some sectional images. I'm sorry the quality is poor but please contact info@culbokiect if you want to see the originals. Twenty six individuals completed a questionnaire and we have prepared a report of the responses.

The plans were drawn up by landscape consultants Horner and MacLennan drawing on ideas put forward by the community in 2018 so its not suprising that an overwhleming 88% supported the proposals. We were also delighted to see that 80% of those reponding thought they would use the village green and over 30% thought they'd like to be involved with its evolution and long term management.

14 October 2019Quiz night 9th November - register your team

A Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 9th November in Findon Hall, 7 for 7.30.  This is designed to be fun for everyone with questions to suit all tastes! Register your team of four at event@culbokiect.org or ask to be matched up with others to form a team.  The entry fee is £20 per team and will be collected on the night.  BYOB to add to the fun; tea, coffee and home baking available in the interval.

 

22 September 2019Culbokie School photograph for 1952

Our thanks go to Jane Mackenzie, who, once again has come up trumps with the names for the pupils in the most recent school photograph that was submitted by Sally Falconer and can be viewed here.  

25 August 2019Tickets now on sale for an evening with Sir John Lister-Kaye

The CCT are delighted that Sir John Lister-Kaye will be coming to Culbokie on 5th October to entrance us with tales from his life as a Highland naturalist. Many of you will already be familiar with the fantastic work done at the Aigas Field Centre where Sir John is both founder and Director or been captivated by one of his many highly acclaimed books about encounters with wild creatures.  

Tickets are available to buy at the Culbokie shop, book online using PayPal or reserve by emailing event@culbokiect.org.

 

19 August 2019Design Commissioned for Village Green at Glascairn

Work will start in earnest over the next few weeks to draw up a final design for the new Village Green at Glascairn. Following competitive tendering, Inverness based firm Horner and MacLennan has been commissioned by CCT to undertake this work which will be led by landscape architect Katherine Wolfe.

The designs for the site will be based on ideas that were brought forward through the community consultation that took place in 2018/9. The general idea is that the village green should not only look beautiful but it should also be attract different types of people to use the space and encourage chance encourers and social interactions. Ideas on the table at the moment are paths, seating and biodiversity rich planting, a kid zone, a defined gathering space, a community orchard and herb garden, a table tennis nook and a hardstanding for local traders.

Further consultation is planned during October to get community feedback before final plans are drawn up. Details will be announced here as soon as possible.

 

20 June 2019Housing Surgery

Come along to Culbokie Community Trust's Housing Surgery to discuss your housing needs with housing agents and developers and find out more about the Glascairn Community Project.

As you will be aware, the Glascairn site now has Planning Permission in Principle for the development of our community site which includes six houses. We are working with Cairn Housing, Tulloch Homes, Highland Small Communities Housing Trust and Highland Housing Alliance to develop the housing element of the community site. In order to do this and to ensure that the development reflects the needs of our community, we are jointly organising a housing event in Findon Hall on 1 July. There will be an opportunity to come along and learn more about what is planned and also to have a one-to-one chat with housing agents. We would strongly urge you to come along to this event, especially if you or someone in your household has a housing need.

Find our more - full details, view the programme, find out how to book a one-to-one appointment.

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