Funded Projects

Dunvegan Playpark Project Boost!

The Dunvegan Playpark sub-committee received fantastic news last Friday, that Skye councillors have decided to allocate £30,983 amenities funding to the Dunvegan Community Playpark Project. In the current climate of budget squeezes, this comes as very welcome news to what is a very ambitious project for the area. The news came on the same day that we submitted our application to the Community Regeneration Fund for the project, so here’s hoping to even more good news soon. We will also be l...Read More

Gaeltec Buildings: Registering an interest under the Community Right to Buy

DCT are taking advantage of a tool within Community Right to Buy legislation to formally register an interest in the Gaeltec Buildings.This register is designed to protect community groups from external bidders swooping in and purchasing the asset while we are waiting to hear back from the Scottish Land Fund – it buys us a bit of time. To register an interest, we need to submit a paper petition which demonstrates that 10% of the resident community favours registering an interest in the lan...Read More

Gaeltec Buildings: Community Survey and Scottish Land Fund Update

Gaeltec Building: Community Survey and Scottish Land Fund Dunvegan Community Trust would like to thank everyone who contributed to our community survey for the Gaeltec Building. We are very happy to report that the survey was overwhelmingly successful and that we received lots of important feedback for this project.  We would also like to thank Impact Hub Inverness for performing the survey on our behalf and for compiling a report for us, which we would like to share here. Please do contact us i...Read More

Notice of Community Council Elections

Sharing on behalf of Dunvegan Community Council Notice of Community Council Elections  

Dunvegan Housing, School and Pitch plans shelved by Highland Council: Joint Statement from Dunvegan Community Trust and Dunvegan Parent Council

While we all feared this was coming, given the financial backdrop, we cannot stress enough the severity of the situation in NW Skye resulting from the lack of long term rental and affordable housing, our substandard school buildings and complete lack of recreational facilities. This is a result of years of non-investment, and it has really reached a crunch point. As I know Skye councillors are acutely aware, we have virtually no long term private rental market in NW Skye (like everywhere in Skye...Read More

Defibrillator Project – with Dunvegan Community Council

Dunvegan Community Council approached DCT a few months ago to propose a project installing 4 defibrillators around the area. DCC have identified 4 locations : The tablet shed in Harlosh Replacement of the AED at The Atholl Filling Station  Outside of the Dunvegan Community Cafe Roag- location TBC DCC are liasing with Lucky2bhere and are looking to get them installed as soon as possible. They will be added to a national map of defibrillators so residents and visitors alike can access their locati...Read More

Gaeltec Buildings – Community Survey

We are excited to launch a community survey as part of our ongoing efforts to pursue a community buyout of the Gaeltec building. Our ambition for the building is to transform it into a dynamic, multi-purpose community hub which best suits Dunvegan’s needs. This could include a community gym, craft workshop, men’s shed or repair shop, rented spaces for local businesses and home-workers, and so much more. The goal is to support local employment and provide much-needed facilities for everyone to en...Read More

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