What we do

Strathard Community Trust is the community development trust for Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Stronachlachar and Inversnaid. We work across the Strathard area, both independently and in partnership with other groups and agencies. We help deliver projects that aim to improve the lives of people in Strathard and the quality of the environment we live and work in. Currently, the Community Action Plan (2017-2022) provides direction to many of our activities.

How we work

The Trust was set up in 2005 as a private limited by guarantee company, with charitable status. It has a Board of Directors who are elected or co-opted from amongst the members. Three Directors are appointed by the Churches, Strathard Community Council and Aberfoyle Traders Association to represent those organisations on the Board. The Board meets every two months, and sometimes more frequently. 

Beinn Bhan LMP Community Engagement – 2nd meeting

Community representatives met again on 18 September 2017 with representatives of Forest Enterprise Scotland to progress the Beinn Bhan LMP community engagement. The group reviewed priorities from the Community Action Plan that relate to the Beinn Bhan LMP, as well as other comments captured during community engagement exercises. Minutes of the meeting are available here Minutes […]

Update on changes at the Aberfoyle Play Park

As part of the implementation of the Community Action Plan we are going to look at what improvements can be made to the existing play facilities at Aberfoyle Play Park. To this end we have formed a small working group consisting of Alison Boa (Aberfoyle Village People), Allison Graham (Strathard Community Trust) and Lynn Warrington […]

Abandoned settlement at Little Bruach-caoruinn

Update on Beinn Bhan LMP community engagement

Members of the community met with representatives of Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES – the operations arm of Forestry Commission Scotland that is responsible for managing Scotland’s National Forest Estate) on 6th September 2017. This was the first of several meetings aimed at promoting community involvement in the preparation of land management plans within Strathard. We […]

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John Clow
Director

 

Katinka Dalglish
Director, Convener

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Originally from Denmark, I have lived in Scotland since 1998, and in Aberfoyle since 2008. I am currently Convener of the Trust. I have a background in archaeology and I work as Curator of Archaeology in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, a post which I have held since 2004.

Jane Fifield
Director

 

Allison Graham
Director

 

Rev. Canon Richard Grosse
Director

 

James Kennedy
Director

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Born and brought up in Ireland and emigrated to London in 1976. Have lived in Kinlochard since 1994. Trained as a nurse and had an extensive career in the NHS, laterally as Director of Planning and Chief Nurse at Forth Valley Health Board. Spent 5 years as Director of RCN Scotland. Had a period of ill health  and then for 4 years I worked as a supermarket assistant with Waitrose. I was elected as the staff representative for the branch which also involved representing the branch at regional level. Have been Chairman of Strathard Community Council and was a founder member of Loch Ard History Group in 1999. I am at the present time Chairman of LAHG. I am also a member of the Strathard Heritage Network. Interests include books, local history, gardening and keeping fit. I also volunteer for the Food Train.

Andrew Malcolm
Director

 

Fiona McEwan
Director, Treasurer

 

Peter Sunderland
Director, Vice-convener