July 20, 2018

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 – elizabeth.macleod@theglendaletrust.org

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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.

Meanish Pier – slipway and pontoon planning application


If anyone is interested in the planning application for the slipway and pontoon here is the link to the application on the Highland Councils e-planning site
there are a few versions of the drawings as the planners asked for more details…
Extending the slipway and installing a pontoon will open up so many opportunities for both business and recreational use which are impossible at the moment as the slipway can only be used at high tide.
The proposal will also repair the slipway making it safe to use as the current structure is severely damaged.

A new way to connect with your Local Development Officer

add me as a friend on Facebook to be kept updated on my work as the LDO for Glendale.

follow us on our new Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/GlendaleTrust

There are a lot of fantastic projects I’m working on which I will use Facebook to keep you up to date with along with using it to promote the work of the trust and to encourage involvement.