Category Archives: Projects

Expanding Learning Opportunities Across Argyll

This project will expand Argyll College UHI’s capacity to deliver a range of courses additional to those previously offered by the college. It also aims to pilot two new full time courses in a number of centres. By offering additional learning and training opportunities to individuals and businesses across Argyll and the Islands, particularly in [...]

Voluntary Sector Regeneration Plan

The aim of the project is to develop leadership and management skills within nine voluntary organisations on Islay which will contribute to the sustainability of the organisations. It will fund existing voluntary groups and organisations to free their managers from the day to day management of their services, to undertake effective service planning, project development [...]

Argyll Native Woodlands

The aim of the project is to run a two year promotion of the opportunities provided by the native woodlands found on the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Islay, Jura, Gigha, Colonsay, Scarba and Lismore. This will include 6 demonstration sites showing different best practice models of woodland management, related workshops and skills training and [...]

Arran Rivers Fish and Habitat Survey

The project is to undertake baseline surveys of 14 river catchments on the Isle of Arran over a two year period to assess the status of wild fish populations and their habitat status. The survey will also identify factors that may be affecting aquatic biodiversity and productivity and will raise awareness at local and national [...]

Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme

This project aims to preserve the distinctive landscape features of Bute for future generations by involving a wide range of people in active landscape preservation and conservation. It will improve access to the built and natural heritage of Bute for many people including those with limited mobility and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will also [...]

Constructive Communities

This is a collaborative project between West Highland Housing Association (WHHA), Dunbritton Housing Association (DHA), Fyne Homes Ltd and Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) arising from More Than Housing –the joint regeneration strategy for RSLs in Argyll and Bute. A telephone survey confirmed that there was a need for a repairs and redecoration programme for [...]

4B’s Bus Bike Service

This project will provide a frequent mini bus service accommodating bike carriage, operating between Balloch and Tarbet closely following the West Loch Lomond Cycle route, integrating the service with train and ferry services and linking to cycling and walking opportunities.The development of a bus/ bike service linking into train and ferry services is a good [...]

A&B Social Economy Partnership Action Plan – Phase 1

The purpose of the Argyll & Bute Social Economy Partnership is to provide an overarching framework to encourage the growth of social enterprise and to support the development of a stronger third sector to deliver more public services within the Argyll & Bute Area. The Partners have developed a Strategic Action Plan which will run [...]

ALIenergy Training

The aim of the project is to provide access to accredited energy efficiency training and qualifications for ALIenergy staff members and directors making the organisation better equipped to provide advice/support on energy efficiency locally, able to promote new approaches to energy saving and help to support community energy efficiency/renewable energy projects being developed by individuals [...]

Communication Package Phase 1. Improving Access & Branding

The aim of the project is to set up an efficient communications network to ensure that the community are kept fully informed of the activities of Development Coll and the Initiative at the Edge process. This will be IT based and the group are applying for assistance in setting up a custom built database and [...]

Project Officer

Iomairt Chille Chomain formed to enable the community of Port Charlotte to buy an 18ha site on the fringe of the village in 2001. The group have since developed the site creating two new crofts, sport field, playground, campsite and new community centre. The group employed a part time development officer to assist with the [...]

Market Research: Growing Sustainable Tourism on Arran

The aim of the project is to conduct comprehensive research to assess the economic value of Arran’s natural heritage to the island’s tourism industry in comparison with Arran’s other assets. This will help to evaluate the potential for increasing Arran’s tourism income via increasing visitor spend during high season and increasing visitor numbers in the [...]

Oban Interpretation & Heritage Trail

This project involves the design, production and erection of interpretation material using visual, tactile and audio equipment to be mounted at locations in the town of Oban , as well as the design and production of an illustrated trail leaflet to accompany the trail, to be available free of charge to visitors via tourist outlets/public [...]

Oban Community Sensory Garden

This project will create a sensory garden adjacent to Corran Esplanade in Oban which will be fully accessible and stimulate the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. The garden, built on land leased from the Church of Scotland, will be an enriching community resource for people with disabilities as well as the [...]

The Antlers Tearoom, Craft and Interpretation Centre

The aim of the project is to renovate a community owned building in the centre of Craighouse to create a heritage centre which will provide interpretation for visitors to the island.  A tearoom which will be leased out thereby creating a new business opportunity as well as providing an informal social facility for locals and [...]