Vacancy for Trust Manager

SKDT (South Kintyre Development Trust) require a Trust Manager to effectively manage all aspects of Trust business ensuring the Trust is at the centre of economic and community development in South Kintyre.

DTAS logoThis is a full time post (35 hours per week) on a 2 year contract with a salary of up to £28k depending on experience.

Email info@skdt.org for an application form or for more information. The closing date is Friday 9th May 2014.

Town Hall Project Coordinator Appointed

Eric SpenceSouth Kintyre Development Trust have appointed a new Project Coordinator to take the Campbeltown Town Hall Project to the next stage of the building's planned refurbishment.

Eric Spence, a local business and community development consultant, will work with the Trust, the Design Team, contractors and local volunteers to ensure that the proposed developments are sustainable and meet the needs of the local community.

Project Co-ordinator sought for Campbeltown Town Hall Project

An opportunity has arisen to manage and deliver the final development phase of the Campbeltown Town Hall project and prepare for the construction phase through the full project life cycle.

The post is a fixed term consultant contract from 10 March until 08 August 2014 (22 weeks). The closing date for applications is Friday 28 February 2014.

For more information or to request an information pack please email: norman.weir@icloud.com
Or write to:
South Kintyre Development Trust
FAO Norman Weir
3 Harvey’s Lane, Burnside Square
Campbeltown, PA28 6GE

£1M award completes Town Hall finance package

South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £1,000,000 from the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets fund for the Town Hall project. Tracy Grant, Local Development Officer said: “This is a tremendous boost to SKDT, all the volunteers and community members who have helped to shape the project. Many people have committed their time, energy and vision to bring this project to life.”

Read the full story on the Town Hall web site.

Annual General Meeting in September

The 2013 Annual General Meeting is planned for 26th September, at 1915 hours
in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Campbeltown. Members of the Trust will be sent a copy of the agenda and a proxy voting form in case they cannot make the event.

Along with the Minutes of the 2012 AGM, the Annual Report and Accounts for 2013 are available here on our website and a copy is available at the SKDT office in 3 Harvey's Lane Campbeltown for perusal before the meeting.

Newsletter, June 2013

SKDT's June 2013 Newsletter is now out, with the latest on the Town Hall project and Business Plan, Kintyre Way funding, Community Development Plan, new faces and the Tidal Energy Project.

Our thanks go to Ann Boulton as honorary editor for all her work on this.

Town Hall Open Day 30th. April

If you've been wondering what's been happening with the plans for the Town Hall since the scaffolding came down, now's the time to find out! South Kintyre Development Trust are holding an Open Day on Tuesday 30th. April 2013.

Architect Bill Coltart will be there to talk about the plans and answer questions. Members of the Trust will be there too, and the Plans themselves will be on display.

The event begins at 11:00 and will run until 18:00. There will be tea, coffee and home baking, and live music from the Kintyre Fiddlers between 2pm & 3pm.

Hello

I would like to say hello to everyone. I am excited about coming to live and work in Campbeltown and hope to be able to take Malcolm's and the Trust Directors' hard work forward. I look forward to meeting the community, so please call in and say hello at the office or invite me to your meeting/group for further information about our activity.

New Local Development Officer starts!

Tracy Grant has joined SKDT as Local Development Officer. Taking over the reins from Malcolm McMillan, she will be based at 3 Harvey's Lane, Campbeltown.

She joins SKDT at an exciting and busy time, as the Trust prepares its bid for major "Growing Community Assets" funds to bring the old Campbeltown Town Hall into community ownership as a Community Activity Centre.

Kintyre Way receives sponsorship!

Article taken from RES website.

One of Scotland's most scenic walking routes has received vital funding from a renewable energy company. British renewable energy company RES, who this week submitted a planning application to Argyll and Bute Council for Freasdail Wind Farm near Whitehouse, has committed to providing £30,000 of funding to the Kintyre Way.

The funding for the Kintyre Way will be split into £10,000 each year, for the next three years.
Owen Paisley, Kintyre Way Route Manager, said: "I am very pleased to enter into this sponsorship

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