Project timeline

2011 - Review of Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan ‘Call for Sites’ announced

2011 - Informal ‘village walk’ involving Ferintosh Community Council, Culbokie Church and other interested individuals to consider Local Plan issues.

June 2011 - Formation of Culbokie Development Group (CDG) in response to ‘Call for Sites’ including representatives of all assets in the village and Ferintosh Community Council.

2011 - Community survey to establish local views on needs and priorities showing that the village has outgrown the community facilities and that new services, infrastructure, recreation and greenspace required.

2012 – Community Development Group identified the need for a strong ‘village heart’ in a central location with a cluster of facilities.

2012–14 - Community Development Group involved in developing plans and undertaking options appraisals

2014 – Glascairn site put up for private sale. Community Development Group decide to formally constitute in order to attempt to buy the area zoned for aerial view of glascairn pre-developmentcommunity development

June 2014 – Formation of Culbokie Community Trust (CCT)

2014 - Consultation with the community about site plans and preparation of Feasibility Study and Business Plan

2014 – Application made to purchase land under Community Right to Buy

2014 – Postal ballot gives 81% in favour of plan for community buy-out



2014 – CCT formed as a company limited by guarantee

2015 - Final adoption of Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan identifying the Glascairn site for community development

2015 - CCT becomes charity

2015 – Land purchased with grant aid funding from Scottish Land Trustland purchased sign

2017 – Tulloch Homes Ltd emerge as developer for neighbouring housing development and propose a legal agreement with CCT involving land exchange and support for community development

Dec 2018 – Following joint work between CCT and Tulloch Homes, Tulloch Homes submitted a planning application for a fully integrated plan for the Glascairn site design plan

Nov 2018 – Community consultation on proposed deal with Tulloch Homes which is given the go ahead

2018 – Legal deal agreed with Tulloch Homes for land exchange and works by Tulloch Homes to prepare and service the community land

2019 – Community consultation about ideas for Culbokie Green

Aug 2019 – CCT appoint Horner and MacLennan Landscape Architects to develop landscape designs for Culbokie Green

Sept 2019– CCT appoint LDN architects to develop designs for built community infrastructure

Nov 2019 – Community consultation on landscape and building designsvisual of village green and hub building

Jan 2020 - Tulloch Homes receive full planning consent and CCT receive outline planning consent for integrated plans

Mar 2020 – All potential obstacles to legal deal with Tulloch Homes overcome and legal deal ‘purified’. Then Covid hits!

Nov 2020 – Tulloch Homes begin development including servicing and layout of community owned land

Feb 2021 - Land exchange completed between CCT and Tulloch Homes

March 2021 – Architectural designs for the Village Hub buildings are completed hub design visuals (PDF).

April 2021 – CCT awarded consultants time from North Highland Initiaitve to refresh Glascairn Feasibility Study and Business Plan

July 2021 – Detailed landscape designs for Culbokie Green including a timber shelter and a natural play area are completed. Culbokie Green Design Plan (PDF) children's natural play area

Aug 2021 – Three way deal between CCT, Tulloch Homes and Cairn Housing completed to secure 6 additional affordable rental homes for the village

Aug 2021 – CCT receive full planning consent for the community development including the Village Hub and Culbokie Green

Aug 2021 – Refreshed Feasibility Study and Business Plan completed. Feasibility Study and Business Plan,

Oct 2021 – Parts of Culbokie Green formation complete and ‘handed over’ from Tulloch to CCT and a ceremonial tree planted.

March 2022 - Pupils from Culbokie Primary School plant the community orchard and native trees

May 2022 - Natural play areas installed


July 2022 - Historic community raising of Am Fasgadh - the timber shelter on the Green



August 2022 - Launch of the Green Team - a social volunteer group undertaking projects on the Green


Sept 2022 - Completion of Am Fasgadh

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