Beinn Bhan LMP Community Engagement – 2nd meeting

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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 […]

Abandoned settlement at Little Bruach-caoruinn

Update on Beinn Bhan LMP community engagement

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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 […]

Monday Lunch Club is back!

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The Monday Lunch Club for senior residents is back! As previously, the Club meets at Gartmore House at 11 AM on a Monday where tea, coffee, entertainment and a 2-course lunch is laid on, and if required, also transport to and from the venue. This year’s programme started on 11th September with entertainment by Aberfoyle-based […]

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Craigmore asset proceeds

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Following agreement by Strathard Community Council with Stirling Council, the sale of the former Craigmore Centre next to the school generated £20,000 of funds which Strathard Community Trust agreed to receive. The Trust will be administering these funds on behalf of the community primarily to create an outside classroom and related amenities, and working with […]

A heritage network for Strathard

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As a local development trust, Strathard Community Trust has a central role to play in the delivery of some of the many priorities identified by our residents during the Community Action Plan process and outlined in the newly launched plan for Strathard (2017-2022). Some of these priorities centre on heritage and the desire to use […]

Community Hydro Scheme

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During 2013 investigations were undertaken into the feasibility of developing or entering into partnership to develop a community hydro scheme on Forestry Commission Scotland land. This was a joint project with Strathard Community Council and subject to an extended timescale dependent on third parties. The focus during 2015 was on examining the opportunity to invest […]

Play Park safety

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During 2013 members of the Trust became increasingly concerned about the danger to children using the Aberfoyle Play Park, considering the proximity of the main road. At the time, the Play Park had only an insubstantial wooden fence between it and the road. The Trust contacted Stirling Council about the matter and following discussions with […]

Strathard in pictures

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In 2014 we scanned and published a collection of over one hundred postcard images of historic Strathard. The postcards were kindly made available to us by two Aberfoyle residents. We have created a separate website where you can browse all of the images. http://strathardpostcards.weebly.com

Screening of vintage short films

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Strathard Community Trust has held two screenings of vintage short films, most recently on 22nd January 2011, which included footage of Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Inversnaid, Port of Menteith, Duke’s Pass, Callander, Loch Ard, Comer, Glen Finglas dam and more. Both screenings were a great success with more than 150 people turning up to […]