In September 2007 this 90 acres of land on the edge of our village was purchased under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003
The Trust aims to develop the site as a model of sustainable development for rural communities across Scotland. The many facets of the project are progressed by a team of local volunteers and CDT staff who are dedicated to deliver all the lasting benefits for our village this asset can offer.
HUTS TO LET
The conversion of nine Nissen huts to make 12 units for local businesses was part of the first phase of development at the Camp which also saw major infrastructure works (drainage, electricity, water and telecoms) and the refurbishment of the central mess.
Contracts were, wherever possible, awarded to local contractors and were completed on time and within budget all due to the hard work and professionalism of all those involved. The creation of community allotments on site also happened at this time which are flourishing and now have a waiting list for plots!
The completion of these initial works has allowed the Trust to progress a variety of projects at the Camp:
- The Community Orchard was planted in March 2010. Find out more at the Orchard Working Group page.
- A Biomass District Heating system is now operational and Solar PV has been installed on the roof of Building 109. Find out more at the Renewables Working Group page.
- Planning permission has been secured for Sports facilities. Find out more at the Sports and Recreation working Group page.
- Plans are underway for a Visitor Centre to explore our local history and plans for a low carbon future. Find out more at the Heritage and Future Centre Working Group page.