Aird Community Trust (ACT)

Aird Community Trust (SC012797) was created in 2020 by merging the former Kirkhill and Bunchrew Community Trust (SC029389) into the then Kirkhill Community Centre. It is a member organisation and charity with a Board drawn from its membership. Its purpose is to improve the lives of people who live within its area. It is a community anchor organisation – a community-based organisation enabling a broad range of social, economic and environmental activities of benefit to the community – and looks to work with members of the community and other stakeholders to carry out its work.

The Aird (meaning high place in Gaelic) is the historic name for the Fraser clan lands to the South of the Beauly Firth. The area covered by ACT does not cover the whole of the Aird but does include most of it and particularly the communities of Kirkhill, Bunchrew, Englishton, Lentran, Inchmore, Drumchardine, Newtonhill, Cabrich, and Clunes.

Current activities

  • Kirkhill Community Centre – ownership and management of the community centre with its outdoor multi-use games area and associated land.
  • Community Café Group – running a community café within the Community Centre.
  • Kirkhill Playpark – ownership of the playpark equipment, although this is managed by Highland Council
  • Christmas Lights Group – providing Christmas lights for Kirkhill
  • Active Transport & Paths Group – developing new access tracks and maintaining existing local paths.
  • Woodland Group – working in Upper Reelig Forest in agreement with Forestry and Land Scotland.

Membership of ACT is free and open to anyone aged 16 or over who lives within the Kirkhill and Bunchrew Community Council ward, Cabrich or Clunes. Those living outwith the Area can show support by becoming Associate members. Please join ACT and show your support by completing an application.

The Trust is open to new ideas and is keen to support groups and individuals who wish to take make a difference. Please contact any of the Trust’s directors for further information.

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