Turretbank Wood Paths Maintenance Day

Turretbank Wood Paths Maintenance Day

Come and help look after the paths in our community woodland! 10.30am, Saturday 30th November Meet at the MacRosty Park car park on Turretbank Road. We will be clearing vegetation along the riverside path through Turretbank Wood using loppers, rakes, strimmers and leaf blowers. If we have time and enough volunteers we will also tackle the informal paths in the meadows. Please dress according to the weather and bring plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs. Please also wear gloves to protect your hands and sturdy boots or shoes. Our Greenspace Ranger, Calum, will…Read more …
Drummond Arms Update

Drummond Arms Update

We would like to provide some clarity regarding the development and potential restoration of the Drummond Arms building on Crieff High Street, in response to some reports and some misunderstanding circulating locally. Crieff Community Trust, after many years of dedication and hard work, secured ownership of this historic building to ensure that it will be made safe, secure and brought into a condition necessary for development. All public funding secured to date has been solely for this purpose. Perth & Kinross Council, important partners in this process, and the CCT subsidiary, the Drummond…Read more …

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 …
AGM and Open Day

AGM and Open Day

Notice of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of Crieff Community Trust will be held at 1pm on Saturday 24th August in Can Do Crieff, Lodge Street, Crieff PH7 4DW. The formal business will be followed by an Open Day, from 2 – 4pm, where you can find out more about what we do. This is an exciting time for the Trust and we encourage our members and the public to come along and find out more. Full Members and Business Associate Members are eligible to vote on any resolution and to…Read more …
Himalayan Balsam Blitz

Himalayan Balsam Blitz

Crieff Community Trust is calling for volunteers to help tackle the Himalayan Balsam in Turretbank Wood again this year. Himalayan Balsam is an invasive, non-native plant that spreads rapidly and out competes our native woodland plants and flowers. If we don't keep on top of it, it can colonise large areas and all the insects, birds and animals that rely on our native plants and flowers will suffer. CCT has organised a series of sessions in June and July, the best time to blitz this invasive weed. The sessions are open to all…Read more …

20 Cash for Crieff Projects

We are pleased to announce there are 20 wonderful, inspiring and worthy project proposals which are through to the public vote.  There has been a lot of work gone into each one and it's easy to see the benefits they will all bring to the various communities in Crieff.   Check out the proposals and make your vote here.  We are now officially open for voting!  To vote, you must be a Crieff resident, aged 9 and over and will require to fill in your name, date of birth and postcode.  Voting can be done online…Read more …

Cash for Crieff

We are very pleased to announce that we have £40,000 available for groups operating for the benefit of Crieff.  The money comes from the Scottish Government's Community Choices Fund and will be allocated to groups using a process called participatory budgeting.  This means the community decides who gets the cash through a public vote.  The community also helped to decide the various terms of the fund by attending a focus group to vote on their preferred options.  This is where we came up with the name Cash for Crieff.  All Crieff residents will…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 …