Heritage Festival 2017
Would you like to help at this years Heritage Festival?
There are many ways you can get involved, wether you can spare an hour to help scan photos, use your creativity to help design the exhibition or marshall the races on the fun day!
If you fancy helping out this year, please come along at 7pm on Monday 20th March to our office in Tarbrax Village Hall - we'll be starting to plan the festival and have a good chat about what worked well last year, and what we could add on this year.
There are lots of ways to get involved:
* Help with scanning photographs
* Pulling together information for exhibition panels
* Designing and building the exhibition
* Volunteer ‘guides’ for the exhibition
* Set up assistants for the Fun Day
* Marshals for games and races on the Fun Day
If you can't make it along on Monday then you can get in touch with me on 01501 785194 or drop me an email email@example.com.
Jemma - Development Officer
Thank you to everyone who complete a Housing Needs survey, either online or on paper.
Rural Housing Scotland is now using these survey responses to analyse the need and demand for housing, which will give us a better idea of the housing issues in the area.
Meet The Trust
Mandy Meikle - Trustee
Mandy was born in Dumfries-shire, grew up in Renfrewshire and Argyll, and moved to Woolfords in 1991. When asked how she came to live in the area, Mandy explained that she had friends who lived here and she couldn't imagine a better place to live in the central belt.
Mandy has a PhD in microbiology but has worked in the voluntary sector for many years, mostly on environmental issues and most recently from home. "It's ridiculous that so many people still have to commute to sit in front of a computer", she says, adding "I do wish our Broadband was better though".
In 2011, Mandy helped organise the initial public meetings to discuss setting up a charity which could channel windfarm benefit money into the community. At the time she was heavily involved with the Transition Towns movement and wanted to see what was possible in this area.
"I get frustrated when projects are thrust upon people", she says. "A community project will only succeed if enough people are on board, but it takes a surprising amount of work just to communicate with people. I think that's what surprised me the most".
Mandy edits the Reforesting Scotland Journal and worked as a climate justice researcher for Glasgow Caledonian University from 2012 - 2016. Her current interests include waste reduction and poverty alleviation.
Community Benefit Fund agreed with Harburnhead Windfarm
Windfarm Update Page
The page will give info on works, abnormal loads and any road delays or diversions. Click here to view.
Yearly Report and Accounts
The "Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 30 November 2015" can be downloaded below:
The "Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 30 November 2014" can be downloaded below: