Comrie Development Trust is owned and managed by local people living within the boundary defined by the area of responsibility of our Community Council. The Board consists of up to 12 positions elected by, and from, the membership with up to three co-opted positions to attract particular skills on to our board.
Our members are the lifeblood of our Trust and support us in all sorts of ways – we currently have over 800 members. Your support would be very much welcomed so please become a member – it’s free, by looking at our Become A Member page.
Comrie is a village of some 2,500 people in the heart of rural Perthshire – centrally located being 29 miles from Stirling and 24 miles from Perth. We are connected to Edinburgh and Glasgow by a regular rail service from Dunblane, 22 miles away.
At the start of the 21st century, we believe that every community needs to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. We need to look at how we become more self-sufficient; how we move about; provide energy,food and workspace; how we entertain ourselves and look after each other. In other words, how we build a resilient community for the 21st century.
To enable and assist individuals and groups in Comrie to make their dreams come true in Sports and Entertainment, Rural Arts and Crafts, Business Marketing and Manufacture and to make the purchased land resources of the village available, accessible and useable to this end.
Our principles are to:
Work closely with local people, groups and businesses
Capture and build community passion, enthusiasm, ideas and skills
Promote quality in everything that we do
Keep our £ local
Ensure every aspect of our work is financially and environmentally sustainable
Keep our eye on the future whilst learning from the past
To find out more about how the Comrie Development Trust was first established – view our history page
The Comrie Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Comrie Development Trust. More information here
Funders & Partners
We continue to be very grateful to all those that are, and have been, involved in the many projects of the Comrie Development Trust and appreciate the belief they have shown in us and our community.
We are proud to be a Flagship project for the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund
Part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Tayside LEADER 2007-2013 Programme
If you would like to make a donation to the Comrie Development Trust please click here