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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Strathard Community Trust has been approached by Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES – the operations arm of Forestry Commission Scotland that is responsible for managing Scotland’s National Forest Estate) to help with community participation. FES is about to start work on a land management plan for an area referred to as Beinn Bhan, which is in […]
The Trust held an AGM on Thursday 10th August 2017 in Aberfoyle. A huge thank you to the members who attended! It was also a great opportunity to meet some of the many new members who have joined recently – we are delighted to have you on board. The minutes of the AGM will be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Trust was a key partner in the delivery of the Community Action Plan for Strathard for the period 2008-2011. During this period the Plan continued to provide direction to many of the Trust’s activities. During 2011 the Trust progressed a further element of this plan by carrying out preliminary work to research and establish […]
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 […]
Working with Gartmore House, the ‘Monday Lunch Club’ was established in 2015 with the support of Foundation Scotland’s Stirling-wide Fund, and ran successfully from September 2015 to May 2016. The Trust is currently looking into funding opportunities to continue the Monday Club, or a similar offer.
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
The Aberfoyle Playpark Phase 1 was substantially complete and officially opened in 2008, and during 2010 plans for a Phase 2 Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) were progressed. This continued into 2012 when a consultation with the local community about potential sites was organised. This was held on the afternoon of Saturday 18th February 2012 […]
This successful sub-group of the Trust worked for a number of years liaising for our area with relevant bodies including LLTTNP, and also monitoring the work being carried out to construct the ‘Old Military Road’ to Stronachlachar and Inversnaid. The ‘Old Military Road’ project successfully concluded in 2013.
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 […]
This event, held on Sunday 19th September 2010, was organised by Strathard Community Trust to celebrate Strathard’s heritage. The event included talks, displays, slide shows, a guided mini-bus trip, a guided walk and more.
“The sun shone for the Aberfoyle Playpark opening on 29th May 2008. With Stirling Provost Fergus Wood and Councillor Paul Owens holding the ribbon, the Playpark was actually opened by the children of Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Port of Menteith and Inversnaid Primary schools. A competition was held amongst the local primary schools to name the Playpark, […]