Drummond Arms – Making it safe & secure

Since sharing our exciting news last week that CCT had acquired the former Drummond Arms hotel, the positive comments and responses have been outstanding. It’s really great to know we have the continued support of the community as we work towards a long term, sustainable solution for this much loved building. Now with this big hurdle overcome, the real work begins… In order to take this big step CCT set up a trading subsidiary company, Drummond Arms Regeneration Limited (DARL), to secure the title and make it safe and secure. Work will begin on Monday 14…Read more …

CCT secures Drummond Arms title

Crieff Community Trust has secured the title of the former Drummond Arms Hotel While the crumbling 'B' listed property, which is on the national Buildings At Risk Register, was left to fall into major disrepair and give rise to dangerous situations, CCT has been working very hard navigating countless obstacles to secure the building and bring it back into use for the benefit of Crieff. This has been a massive group effort. For the past five years we have been working tirelessly carrying out feasibilty studies, acquiring funding and developing partnerships. It’s been a…Read more …

We’re hiring!

Crieff Community Trust is seeking a person with strong third sector experience to work with the Board and CCT’s Community Development Officer to review and refresh the Community Action Plan in collaboration with Crieff’s other community groups;  help establish a social enterprise in one of Crieff’s empty buildings and help with organisation development of the Board. The successful candidate will play an integral role in bringing some of the Trust’s exciting projects to life, projects that will help regenerate some of the buildings in Crieff. For more information please read the job description…Read more …

Listen to how we are filling Crieff’s empty spaces with opportunities for locals

We are getting closer to having our co-working space 'Can Do Crieff' up and running and we wanted to let people know a bit more about the space, why it could be useful to you and your business and how you can get involved in it.  To do that we have produced a couple of short videos which capture the essence of Can Do Crieff and CCT's efforts to fill Crieff's empty spaces.  They were created by Ailsa Campbell and Susan Grandfield from the co-working steering group with support and expert guidance from…Read more …

Help shape Crieff’s first co-working space

The Crieff Co-working Steering Group and Crieff Community Trust have been working on all the behind the scenes activities to get a co-working hub, Can Do Crieff, open in the first part of 2018. We are very pleased to say we are nearly there! We have the space agreed and are working on the interior design to make sure it looks fabulous and also works as a place to come and work, collaborate, create and learn in. We are now fine-tuning the details and really want to get as many views as possible on…Read more …

Views sought on Perth & Kinross Proposed Local Development Plan and Environmental Report

Dates have been set for the Proposed Local Development Plan and Environmental Report consultation from 1 December 2017 until 4 pm on 2 February 2018. The Proposed Local Development Plan sets out planning policies and identifies development proposals across Perth and Kinross. When adopted, the Local Development Plan will form the basis for determining planning applications and guide future development in the Perth and Kinross area. All relevant information may be viewed from 1 December at www.pkc.gov.uk/ProposedLDP2 Information will also be available from 1 December at PKC libraries and community campuses during normal…Read more …

We’re hiring!

Looking for a new challenge? Crieff Community Trust is working on a number of exciting ambitious projects for Crieff. Our friendly board is looking for a highly motivated, experienced person to be a Community Development Officer to help our organisation build capacity as we work to achieve objectives established through extensive community consultation. In 2018, CCT aims to develop a co-working space which will also be the base for the Community Development Officer; review and refresh the Community Action Plan in collaboration with Crieff’s other community groups; and in the longer term, establish…Read more …

CCT Receives Big Lottery Funding

CCT has some ambitious projects in the works and we realised we really needed a specific pair of paid hands in the form of a Development Officer to help make them happen. In the summer we applied to Big Lottery Scotland for funding. We were successful with our application and were awarded £80,450 over a three year period by the Big Lottery. This will give a great boost to our efforts, however to cover all costs we have also applied for match funding and the result of that application is expected shortly. The…Read more …

Crieff’s Empty Building Study Complete

In the autumn of 2016 Crieff Community Trust was awarded £7ooo from the Scottish Land Fund and £1o,ooo from Perth & Kinross Council to conduct an Options Appraisal of Crieff's empty buildings and to have a valuation of the former Drummond Arms Hotel in James Square. CCT appointed consultants Community Enterprise to carry out the work which involved extensive consultation of the community, looking at the market and also at current government policy. The work was completed in January 2017 and the document finalised in April. A pdf of the study is available…Read more …

CCT progresses co-working plans for Crieff

Crieff Community Trust is hosting two identical information sessions to share our plans for creating a co-working space in Crieff. Please join us on MONDAY, 24th APRIL at either 10am or 6pm in the LODGE STREET ANNEXE below Strathearn Artspace. For more information please call 07789 044550.Read more …