Concerns over proposed windfarm

At the recent meeting of the Community Council in Oldhamstocks eleven members of the public attended. Many were from Oldhamstocks and neighbouring areas and were very concerned about the expected impact of a proposed new wind farm just over the county boundary at Hoprigshiels.
Community Council chairman, Chris Bruce, had arranged a limited opinion survey of local people, by email, but the results from this fairly small sample were rather inconclusive.
A number of local residents agreed to assist in holding a much more comprehensive local survey, and we’ll report the results of this in due course in a future edition of our newsletter and on this web site.

Keep those ideas coming !

We issued with the last Community Council newsletter an appeal for suggestions for projects that might be supported by funds that we are expecting to receive from the operators of the Crystal Rig windfarm.

A number of ideas have been received already and will be considered at the meeting of the Council to be held on Tuesday evening, 28 June in Oldhamstocks Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

However, if anyone has ideas for local projects we would like to hear from them. We are likely to have quite a considerable sum of money to allocate, and the more ideas we receive the better.

Rural Direct

An organisation called Rural Direct provides a service designed to help rural community organisations access funding from a range of sources, including the new Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP).  Rural Direct is a national service delivered locally by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), and they have been contracted by the Scottish Government to provide a service to local community groups Continue reading “Rural Direct”