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3 Jun 2016

More Local Projects Benefit from Carraig Gheal Community Fund

Lorn Organic Growers received grant funding from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Fund for the replacement of the polythene to one of their poly tunnel plus timber and equipment to repair and strengthen their other three poly tunnels. These tunnels provide an amazing environment for people in the Taynuilt area to grow a whole range of organic produce not normally possible in the area.



Inside Polytunnel

Dalavich Improvement Group has recently had a £7,000 grant approved by the Steering Group to help cover the cost of rewiring the Dalavich Village hall. An electrical inspection showed the majority of the wiring had reached the end of its life. The Village Hall enjoys a stunning location overlooking Loch Awe and the new wiring will ensure the building provides many more years of good service to the community.

Dalmally Historical Association are going to use their grant of £1,685 to capture the memoirs of a local historian, by publishing a book called, “It’s a far cry to loch Awe”. This fascinating and detailed history and folklore of the different communities around the Loch was collected by the author who was born, lived and worked his entire life on the Loch-side.

Glenorchy and Innishail Community Orchard and Woodland Garden are another successful applicant to the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. This well established hard working group have already developed a beautiful tranquil garden and orchard on the river bank near to Glenorchy Church. It is used by many groups and individuals including the local school and pre-school group. The grant will enable the group to lay further pathways and construct a secure timber clad store.

Glenorchy and Innishail Community Orchard and Woodland Garden

Dalmally Golf Club is soon to start the construction of a large putting green with their grant. Following a questionnaire to all users of the golf club this much needed practice facility stood out as the top priority. When complete this excellent new facility close to the club house will enable children and adults to practice their putting and chipping and for some it will be their first steps towards taking up golf. 

Dalmally Gold Club

Bridge of Orchy Village Hall Committee: Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has awarded the Bridge of Orchy Village Hall Committee a grant of £7,000 to put towards the refurbishment of the Bridge of Orchy village hall. In times when rural isolation is increasing and the demographic slide is towards urban living and away from the countryside, Carraig Gheal Community Fund is pleased to be able to support the community in Bridge of Orchy. The rejuvenation of the village hall will bring the community together in a common cause and once finished will provide a community hub for everyone to use. It will be equipped with new windows and insulation, a new kitchen and toilets and provide a meeting space and drop in centre for locals and visitors alike. The hall will also play an important role in the Bridge of Orchy Community Resilience Plan providing a place of shelter in the event of an emergency.