A project led by Ronnie Irvine and funded by public subscription to bridge Kyle users to the facilities on shore. The old town jetty was too short, was in bad condition and in need of replacement. The Trust looked at alternative designs and associated costs and finally decided on using T-Dock floating cubes, which offered a cost-effective solution. A very successful fund-raising exercise was carried out to provide the funds to buy and install the jetty and provide maintenance, at least in the early stages. It is now a well-used and popular feature of Tighnabruaich in the summer season, providing locals and visitors alike with access to and from the water. The long term vision is to provide other, similar structures at other points along our coastline.
Sròndoire Community Wind Farm
A project led by Graeme Hogg, TDDT has invested, along with Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust, in Sròndoire Community Wind Farm. The windfarm is a sister project to Allt Dearg, situated on the Kintyre peninsula south of Ardrishaig. Funding was provided through the Scottish Government's Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF). The investment has been made on behalf of the Community, as the returns on the investment over the next 20+ years will be used to support projects for the benefit of everyone in the area.
There is a dedicated website for the windfarm where you can find out much more information if you wish including a detailed picture blog at http://lochfynewindfarms.com/Home.aspx
Walkers access to paths
A project led by Andree Hawke.
To improve and develop a network of good quality footpaths which are signed, mapped and well publicised for visitors and residents across the Kilfinan Parish (area of postal code PA21) In the community survey restoring local paths was seen as a key priority.
The trust has gained funding from Paths for All to help with the way marking, mapping and leaflet production of paths, and from Tesco Bags of Help to work on the Bealach na Caisteal path ( from the mast down to Rhubaan). Other funding applications are awaiting decisions. Most of the work is being undertaken by volunteers, including those at Kings Court, and their help is much appreciated. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Kilfinan Community Forest and ACT (Argyll and the Isles Countryside Trust). hubs
Children's Play area
The trust has worked with the Tighnabruaich Community Playpark
They say: As a ‘mums’ led group, we have been fundraising for the last 3 years to upgrade and improve the local playpark. Our aim is to keep the play park a safe and fun place for families to be. Each piece of equipment has to be kept up to a required standard. We have been fundraising for the last 3 years to improve the facility. This would not have been possible without the help of TDDT.