December 15, 2017

Housing Open Day – 21st January 2017 1-4pm


The Glendale Trust is to hold a housing open day on the 21st of January between 1-4pm at the Community Hall.

We look forward to seeing you at the open day and hearing your views.  There will also be the opportunity to register your interest in the various affordable housing options that the trust may consider.

Christmas Quiz 2016 – Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who came along or was involved in arranging this fantastic event.  Click on the link below for more information.

Christmas Quiz 2016

Borrodale Working Group 2nd December 2016

A huge thank you to everyone that helped out on Friday!!

Click on the link to hear about what we achieved




The Glendale Trusts Christmas Quiz

The Glendale Trust is holding a Christmas Quiz at the Red Roof Cafe on the 9th of December at 7pm.  Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from The Glendale Shop and Post Office.  Raffle tickets will be sold on the night and there will be delicious Mulled Wine and Mince Pies on offer.

We look forward to seeing you there 🙂


Glendale Trust Meeting and Borradale return of items still in the school


Glendale Community Hall

29th November at 7pm

All welcome


Borrodale School

Clear out of items remaining in the School

If you donated any item to Borrodale School and believe it still to be on the premises and would like it returned please contact  or call 01478 611235/07902093608

Before the 29th November

Any items not collected will be disposed of or sold with the proceeds going to the Glendale Trusts funds

IT Project to continue

The trusts IT project coordinator Catriona Canning has today (25th October) received funds from The Allen Lane Foundation to see the continuation of the popular IT project.  The Trust was instrumental in sourcing the original funding for the IT project when it started.  The project employs one part time member of staff and delivers twice weekly IT drop in sessions.  Over 60 adult members of the community have benefited from the assistance of the IT project.  The project also provides free WIFI at the Glendale Community Hall which has been secured until 2017.  The project has also included a schools outreach programme covering internet safety and coding and has held events such as digital treasure hunts for local and visiting children.

It can’t always be good news…

The trust had some disappointing news today. We have been unsuccessful at being accepted onto the second stage of the Coastal Communities Funding (CCF) programme. We were applying to this fund to repair and extend the slipway at Meanish Pier along with installing a pontoon.
I have spoken with a CCF funding officer and the reasons are that it was extremely oversubscribed. They had over 80 applications and of these 63 projects were deemed as fundable. Our application was deemed as fundable and he highlighted that it was also seen as a worthwhile project. Unfortunately they could only take 20 of these applications forward to stage two and 10 or less of these are likely to receive funding. Priority was given to applicants who had been knocked back for CCF previously due to oversubscription and this was our first application for the pier. Priority was also given to areas that have not received CCF before and a number of projects in Skye and Lochalsh have received CCF.
They have recommended other funding streams and I am now looking into this.
I’m dissapointed but not dispondent.

Glendale Trust EGM

Glendale Community Hall
14th October at 6pm
The Glendale Trust is holding an Extraordinary General Meeting to call for new directors.
We are entering a really exciting time with recent progress on a number of projects, these projects include the redevelopment of Meanish Pier and an affordable housing project. The present directors are in need of assistance from the community to continue this momentum.
We look forward to seeing you at the EGM and we hope you can join us in working together for the benefit of Glendale.
More information on the trust and its projects can be found through the links at the bottom of the post.  This information will also be available at the Post Office and Community Hall in the lead up to the EGM or by contacting
Elizabeth Macleod –

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Borrodale School Survey 2016

Please take a moment to fill in this survey so the trust can see what the Community would like to happen at Borrodale School.
I really appreciate your response.


Affordable Housing Project

The trust has been awarded stage 1 funds from the Scottish Land Fund to start the process of purchasing land for affordable housing. These funds will cover valuations on the two plots we have identified and pre-acquisition legal fees. We will be applying for stage 2 funds to complete the purchase. This funding is one step in a long process but we are delighted to be progressing this project.
Why the trust is looking at affordable housing –
An independent survey by Rural Housing Service on behalf of the trust reported that 64% of respondents knew someone who has had to leave the area due to lack of housing and it emphasised the lack of affordable housing. The survey identified, through engaging with businesses, that recruitment was an issue as staff find sourcing appropriate, permanent and affordable accommodation difficult. This was again reiterated at a recent meeting with the Three Chimneys, the largest employer in the area. Rural Housing Services review of the housing market showed the cost of buying a house in Glendale is £50,000 greater than the Scottish average and building plots also incurred a premium making the housing market in Glendale unaffordable to those on low to moderate incomes. The recently published Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation highlighted that housing was an issue with Glendale being in the 3rd most deprived decile for housing.