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4 Oct 2016

Carraig Gheal Community Benefit Fund Helps Fund “it’s a far cry to Loch Awe” Book

Dalmally Historical Assocation was recently successful in applying for a main grant from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund to help fund the publication of a local history book “it’s a far cry to Loch Awe”.

Over £1,600 was awarded enabling the association to publish the detailed knowledge of the history and folklore of the individual communities surrounding Loch Awe that was collected by the author Charlie Mitchell.

Janet Buchanan, Chair of the association explained, “Charlie Mitchell was born and grew up in various communities around Loch Awe.  As an adult he worked for the Forestry Commission and through his work with the Commission was able to explore and rediscover many of the old townships around the area. He personally recorded finds of arrowheads and other artefacts. His memories are those that have been handed down over generations by word of mouth and it is this depth of knowledge that he noted down, researched and during his retirement, put all this knowledge into a written format in the hope that it could be published. Unfortunately he passed away in 2015 before he could achieve this.”

This fascinating book is available now from Waterstones,  Kilmartin Museum, the Argyll Book Centre, Lochgilphead and local shops in Dalmally and Lochawe for £9.99

The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme opens on 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017 for grants from £251 to £7,000 for constituted groups. The Fund is managed by a Steering group of local people. There is also a micro grant scheme with awards of up to £250 which is available to individuals, constituted and non-constituted groups. GreenPower established the fund to support good causes within the local communities surrounding the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm. Should you be interested in finding out more about the fund and applying, further information is available on the Communities page.