January 22, 2019

Meanish Pier Working Group



Glendale Trust Directors

Elgar Finlay (Community Council)

George Macpherson (Glendale Estate)

Ian wolftencroft  (Moorings association – Chairperson)

Greg Lane (Moorings Association – Treasurer)

Nick Carter (Moorings Association)

Malcolm Macleod (Moorings Association)

Ronnie Macleod (Moorings Association, Salt Store Lease Holder)

Elizabeth Macleod (LDO The Glendale Trust)


Sub-committee 1 – Meanish Pier Working Group

This sub-committee has been set up under the terms of the Glendale Trust Articles of Association, paragraph 16.


The work, undertaken so far, to determine what should be done with the Meanish pier, slip and surrounding land – led by Amanda Bryan of Aigas Associates – has produced the following documents:

Ref [1] : Meanish Pier Development Consultation Survey Final Report 27 June 2013
Ref [2] : Meanish Pier Draft Costs Income and Expenditure Draft 240713

Ref [3] : Meanish_Pier_Development_Draft_Project_Plan

Ref [4] : Meanish Pier Planning Permission, available to view here


The purpose of this sub-committee is to lead and guide the work required to convert the above referenced documents into a detailed project plan and to oversee the execution of that project plan on behalf of the Glendale Trust Board of Directors. 


The sub-committee will (initially) comprise of the following:

  • One or more Glendale Trust Directors;
  • One or more representatives of each of the following project stakeholders: the Glendale Estate, The Glendale Moorings Committee, The Glendale Community Council, local landowners and the wider community.
  • The Glendale Local Development Officer
  • Other members, as determined from time to time by the sub-committee chair, to represent users of Meanish Pier & Slip.

Delegated powers

The following powers, held by The Glendale Trust under paragraph 4 of the Memorandum of Association, are delegated to this sub-committee subject to the conditions noted. In all cases these powers, as delegated to the sub-committee, refer specifically to the Meanish Pier and Slip development project and are subject in each case to approval from the Glendale Trust Board of Directors for any financial expenditure.

  • (f) to improve, manage, develop, or otherwise deal with, all or any part of the property and rights of the company.
  • (k) to engage such consultants and advisors as are considered appropriate from time to time.
  • (m) to liaise with other voluntary sector bodies, local authorities, UK or Scottish government departments and agencies, and other bodies, all with a view to furthering the company’s objectives.
  • (r) to enter into any arrangement with any organisation, government or authority which may be advantageous for the company’s purposes, and to enter into any arrangement for co-operation or mutual assistance with any charitable body.

Rules of procedure

The sub-committee will be expected to convene monthly. However, such meetings may happen as often or as and when required.

To achieve its purpose members of the sub-committee will be called upon to make decisions in order to solve problems. Decision making and problem solving are ongoing processes of evaluating situations or problems, considering alternatives, making choices, and following them up with the necessary actions.

The sub-committee will:

  • represent the interest and views of stakeholders which have vested interests in the results of the restoration and development of the Meanish Pier area.
  • report to the Glendale Trust Board at each board meeting, informing and guiding the Glendale Trust Board on the project
  • oversee the planning and design process, ensure ongoing consultation and involvement of the wider community
  • make recommendations to the Glendale Trust Board on the final shape of the development of the Meanish Pier area.
  • have an ongoing role in ensuring that all parties are fully engaged in the development and construction process and that the project is delivered to the quality required and will meet the needs of users.
  • liaise with the project manager and contractors while on site to ensure that users can continue to access and use the facilities, particularly without disrupting business.
  • maintain and strengthen communication lines with all parties involved.
  • share what individual information, knowledge and expertise they possess on the project.
  • encourage community input and support, ensuring that the work meets the community’s vision for the future of the area as described in the Refs [1] – [4].
  • regularly seek community feedback on the proposals.