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Community Company

GLENCOE & GLEN ETIVE COMMUNITY COMPANY
(Formerly Friends of Glencoe incorporated 11th February 2002)
COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL.
Company Registration number SC227919.  Charity Number SC035068

The Board of Directors, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by the members of the company at the Annual General Meeting.
The current Board of Directors are:

  • Sally Mortimer (Treasurer)
  • Thomas Janzen (Secretary)
  • Caroline Walker
  • Jonny Henshall
  • Viki Sutherland

Objectives of the Company

To benefit the communities of Glencoe and Glenetive. To work with local authorities and other organisations in an effort to advance education and provide facilities for social welfare, recreation and other leisure time occupations.
The Company will take all appropriate measures to conserve the natural beauty and heritage of Glencoe and Glenetive.

Company Activities
In 2003 the Glencoe & Glen Etive Community Council agreed to look into the possibility of constructing a footpath along the Old Road, from the Hospital Drive to the Clachaig Inn. This was in the interests of pedestrian safety. In 2004, this responsibility was passed to the Community Company as the appropriate body for obtaining funding.
To engage with the Forestry Commission to look at recreational opportunities in Brecklet.
To see if it is feasible to construct a village car park at the bottom of the hospital drive.

Achievements
The company has formed a close working partnership with the National Trust for Scotland and the Forestry Commission.
Obtained funding to employ a consultant to carry out a feasibility study for the Orbital Recreational Track and links to other communities. (2006)
First 800m of the track was completed along the Old Road. (2008)

Future Plans
To seek funding to complete the Orbital Track along the Old Road.
To meet with the Forestry Commission to discuss mountain biking in Brecklet Forest and the feasibility of a new village car park at the hospital drive road end.
To seek new ideas and suggestions about the future direction of the Company. 

The Company would like to express its thanks to the following for their continued support.
Leader Plus, Lochaber Enterprise, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission,
The National Trust for Scotland and Glencoe & Glen Etive Community Council.

For more information contact Dave Smith,

Telephone 01855 811662
email dl60pierhouse@btinternet.com  

 

Glencoe Orbital Recreational Track Update: May 2014

Completion of Glencoe Old Road Section

The funding application to the SRDP in 2012 was not successful. However the consultant was able to achieve planning consent, SEPA licences, land owner agreements and tenders for the construction of the track alongside the Old Glencoe Road.

In 2013 Highland and Islands Enterprise awarded the Company full funding for the track. After public tenders the Company were able to employ Claire Thomson as the Project Manager to oversee the management of the track. Claire asked construction companies to tender for the building of the track and after consideration by the Company and Project Manager the contract was awarded to Fion Construction.

The construction of the track was started in September 2013 and completed in January 2014. The weather at times was atrocious but the Project Manager and Fion delivered a track of high quality and on time. Claire and Fion's hard work has been rewarded by how well the track is being used and all the positive feedback. This low level track will be a great asset for the community.

The official opening of this part of the Orbital Track was carried out by Dr Jim Hunter in May 2014.

(Image copyright 2014 Highlands and Islands Enterprise. All rights reserved.)

Route signs and interpretation panels are now in place, also leaflets will be distributed to local businesses.

We now hope the final part of the track from The National Trust for Scotland Centre to An-Tor car park will be funded soon, this will give us a 9km low level orbital route.

The Community Company would like to thank HIE for their continued support and the large amount of funding given to this project from the outset.

 

Glencoe Orbital Recreational Track Update: March 2012

The Community Company would like to thank Highland Leader 2007/2013 and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for their generous support for this project.

In July 2011 the Community Company obtained funding from the aforementioned groups. This funding enabled the Community Company to employ a consultant to carry out and complete the following assignments.

1.  Obtain full Planning Permission for the Orbital route along the Old Glencoe Road.
2.  Obtain Land Owner agreements.
3.  Obtain SEPA Licenses.
4.  Obtain tenders for construction of the Track.
5.  Complete funding application forms.

The Community Company should hear in July 2012 if their funding applications have been successful.




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