THE RESULTS ARE IN!
Friday, 19 March 2021

The independent Community Action Plan team reports a great response to the survey, the first stage of community engagement in producing Our Community Our Future, a new long term strategy for Stratherrick and Foyers that will guide the Trust's work.  There's been a great response of over 250 completed surveys so far (more are still coming in from local schools), representing 30% of the local population.  

 

A big thank you to everyone who completed the survey, and to all those who helped to spread the word about it.

 

Over the next couple of weeks the independent team will be analysing the responses, and then publishing their summary together with the original responses for anyone who is interested (anonymised, of course).  

 

The independent team will then be working with the Steering Group (mostly non-Trust folk) to work out the main themes for discussion at the Community Assembly that will start to work out future community priorities.  The Community Assembly will kick off with an online evening event on Thursday 15 April at 7:30pm.  Everybody welcome - full details to follow!

 

Check out the Our Community Our Future website for more information about the Community Action Plan process.  You can also sign up for email updates.

2022
June (14 stories)
28 June Action Group Outdoors and Nature
ACTION GROUP 2 OUTDOORS AND NATURE BRIEFING NOTE 1 PLAYPARKS - We have established what support is available from the local authority on playpark development and ma...
27 June Communities Housing Trust update
Community Housing Trust report on their proposed development at Hillhead.   The planning application was approved on 5th May and the terms of the consent may b...
27 June Action Group: Community Life
The Community Life meeting happened last week.  It was reported the Trust has identified funding that could be utilised for any group interested in purchasing the sh...
24 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
This week we ran the second of your Community Action Group sessions.  There were five meetings that were one hour long on Zoom, allowing anyone to participate and en...
23 June Time to get creative
Show off your creative side by making something to enter in our competitions!  There is something there for everyone, whether you are a baker, flower arranger, jam o...
20 June Action Groups continue this week
The second set of Community Action Groups will take place this week, each for one hour. Each Group will update what has been going on and will seek guidance from those...
17 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY! JUBILEE FEEDBACK Did you attend the Jubilee events, organised by the Luvvies, in Stratherrick and Foyers Old Shinty Pitch at Lower Foyers ...
16 June June Newsletter out now
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16 June Highland Gathering at Corriegarth - Save the date!
Planning is underway for our community summer event - the Highland Gathering at Corriegarth Estate.  More information can be found in the June newsletter, and also o...
10 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE ACTION GROUPS FOR A FRIDAY! The Trust are about to run the second of your Community Action Group sessions.  There are five meetings and they will be one hour...
9 June Open Farm Sunday at Lyne Mhor Croft!
Come and meet the pigs, sheep, goats, ducks and hens. We will also have Scarecrows, Fire Brigade, Spinning, Children's Story Corner, Extremely Rare Breed of Pig, R...
8 June Free Quarry Dust
FREE QUARRY DUST After the Jubilee Part set up there is some spare quarry dust left over at the Old Shinty Pitch, Lower Foyers if you require it. The gate should be op...
8 June Jubilee Feedback wanted
JUBILEE EVENT FEEDBACK Did you attend the Jubilee events, organised by the Luvvies, in Stratherrick and Foyers Old Shinty Pitch at Lower Foyers this weekend? We'd ...
2 June Join the community Jubilee celebrations tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the community Jubilee celebration!  There is a Tea party in the afternoon and a disco and ceilidh in the evening.  It is a stunning, historic, lo...
May (11 stories)
26 May Community Jubilee tea party is just around the corner!
Come and join us for an afternoon tea party between 12 noon and 4.30pm and an evening ceilidh, disco and barbecue from 6.30pm.  BYOB.
26 May Spotlight on Health & Wellbeing in our community
Health and Wellbeing in the community As we come out of Covid and the increase in cost of living is a worry for us all, we felt it important to promote the activities ...
25 May Gorthleck House Garden Open!
Gorthleck House Garden is open to the public from Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June under Scotland's Garden Scheme. This unusual 20-acre woodland garden is built i...
20 May Loch Ness Challenge This Weekend
Peopel have been asked to test your stamina and strength with running and cycling events in Scotland, Loch Ness. There is no better place to take on the challenge of...
20 May FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
GOOD GOVERNANCE This week I’ve been reminded about the need for good governance for your organisation.  As we prepare our new budget year this could be fina...
13 May FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
TRUST EMPLOYMENT – FINANCE OFFICER – REOPENED The Trust are recruiting for a new Finance Officer. This is a key role to join a dynamic team. We have extend...
9 May Calling local businesses!
There are a number of ways for our local businesses to get involved!  If you are a Health & Safety Professional or offer catering services, please visit our Cont...
6 May FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
Apologies for there not being a Funding Thursday or Five Things For A Friday over the last week. PLANT SALE AT CRAFT AND CROFTERS THIS WEEKEND There will be a Plan...
5 May May newsletter available now!
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5 May Craft and Food market this Saturday!
We are looking forward to seeing Oak House Pottery, Lyne Mhor Croft, The Highland Cake Fairy, Fused Glass, Jinty's Jams, Martin's Sweets, Macrame, Tie dyed t - sh...
2 May Can you spare some time to help South Loch Ness Access Group?
Can you spare an afternoon or two to help replace waymarker posts on the Trail of the 7 Lochs?  The timing can be flexible and remuneration is available to cover rea...
April (19 stories)
27 April Come along to the Queen's Jubilee Party
The Trust has been collaborating with community members who came forward to run an event to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. This will take place on Friday 3rd J...
27 April Foyers Slipway goes to planning
The proposed Foyers Bay slipway is another step closer.  After years of discussion Trust Director Lorraine Lewis and the Community Steering Group have submitted plan...
22 April TEN THINGS FOR A FRIDAY!
10 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY I hope you had a great Easter break.  Lots to catch up on this week – so welcome to Ten Things For A Friday! QUEENS JUBILEE It ...
21 April Volunteer for Loch Ness Challenge
Volunteers needed - Loch Ness Challenge! Join our volunteer crew and be part of a very exciting first year of the Loch Ness Challenge! We need an awesome crew of volun...
21 April Be our new Finance Officer
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust require an experienced Bookkeeper/Finance Administrator to come and work as part of our team for approximately 20 hour...
21 April Have you booked a stall and saved the date?
As you may be aware we are holding the first of our Crafters and Crofters Market in the Wildside Centre on May 7th with 3 more dates lined up for 2022.  &n...
21 April ETAPE Comes to Wildside
ETAPE Loch Ness is a cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360° clos...
21 April FUNDING THURSDAY
Two ongoing projects we are working on to help fund community activity is the Craft and Crofter Fair and advertising in our local community magazine. As you may be awa...
21 April Make our wooden floors for a marquee
SFCT call for proposals and a fixed price tender for 72 square metres of removable interlocking wooden marquee flooring to be constructed and delivered to ...
21 April Worrying about money?
Financial advice and support is available if you’re struggling, follow the steps in Highland Council's worrying about money leaflet to find out where to get hel...
14 April FUNDING THURSDAY
Sarah and Sharon have been working hard on initial research for funds we hope to apply for in the future.  They also have started responding to indivduals and groups...
14 April Wildside open for work and study space
Wildside Wednesday! Work or study for exams in the Wildside Centre every Wednesday in the Boardroom between 9am to 4pm from 20th April. Get out of the house - use free...
12 April Community Action Group Notes
There's been lots happening since the Community Action Plan was published at the end of last year.   New staff have been appointed by the Community ...
8 April FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
CHECK OUR WEBSITE We are going to take a wee break over the Easter holidays so we thought this week we’d let you know about 5 things to check on our website&hell...
7 April FUNDING THURSDAY
At the Trust Board on Wednesday we discussed the 'Our Homes' Action Group.  During the discussions it was pointed out about this scheme to help with house bu...
5 April Planning In Principle for Riverside Field
  The Local Authority, Highland Council, have recommended that planning in principle be granted for Riverside Field to the Planning Meeting on Tuesday 22nd March....
5 April Cleaning staff required
Due to an increase in demand and usage of the Wildside Centre we are looking for a part time cleaner here
4 April Crafters and Crofters Market
Calling all crafters, crofters, makers and producers of local food. We are holding our first Crafters & Crofters Market at the Wildside Centre on 7th May starting ...
1 April FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS SKILLS SURVEY Over 40 names have offered to help their community via the Skills and Volunteering Survey.  It will remain open over the wee...
March (22 stories)
31 March FUNDING THURSDAY
To all Stratherrick and Foyers Community Groups, We are writing to you today to introduce ourselves; we are Sharon Ferguson and Sarah Byrne and we have both been ...
31 March April Newsletter now available!
Read your newsletter here.
30 March Can you help?
Two days to fill out the Stratherrick and Foyers Skills and Volunteering Survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFCSkillsSurvey Do you volunteer locally? Do yo...
29 March Wildside Steering Group Meeting
The Wildside Centre Steering Group Meeting is on Thursday 31st March at 7pm. The agenda covers creating a shared vision, further development to grounds and inside buil...
28 March Excellent turnout for annual litterpick!
This year’s annual litterpick between Foyers and Dores took place yesterday.  For the 5th year running it was organised by Sian Glanrid-Jones, from Foyers,...
25 March Q & A FOR A FRIDAY
We got asked a few questions so I thought we'd hand Five Things For A Friday over to those this week.  Welcome to Questions and Answers!  The Trust ...
24 March Funding Thursday
Welcome to Funding Thursday! The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust has employed two fundraisers to help raise funds to meet the outcomes of your Community Action...
22 March I can help with that
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFCSkillsSurvey As part of the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Action Plan we would like to know what skills you could offer. This c...
21 March Are you interested in becoming a Carer for BCC?
18 March FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
I CAN DO THAT – ACTION GROUPS CONTINUE Our third Community Action Group – Getting About – was last week with Nick Wright at the helm.  You ...
18 March Two more Community Action Groups
Next week we have two Action Groups.  Our Homes will look at housing, zero carbon homes and elderly care and respite on Monday 21st March at 7pm for an ...
17 March Wade Bridge of Whitebridge Trust gets £6500 from SFCT
The Wade Bridge of Whitebridge Group have been awarded a grant of £6500 from Stratherrick and Foyers Development Trust to help bridge repairs.  This was a...
17 March E Bike Loan offer
At last nights Transport Community Action Group this interest free loan for e-bikes were mentioned with a deadline date of end of March 2022. It's an interest free lo...
15 March Soup to Go celebrate birthday
Monday 16th March 2020 we held our last Broth and Blether at Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck.    We all now what happen soon after....Lockdown 1.   ...
15 March Action Group Meeting - Transport and Getting About
The third Community Action Group Meeting begins 16th March, facilitated by Nick Wright.  The meeting should run from 7pm to 8.30pm. The third Community Action Gro...
11 March FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
DAY TRIP TO EDINBURGH This week we took a day trip to Edinburgh to visit the Errogie architects Simpson and Brown about the Errogie Project.  Over five hours we w...
4 March FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
WELCOME TO OUR FUNDRAISERS Hello to Sarah Byrne from Whitebridge and Sharon Ferguson as our new ‘job share’ fundraisers.  We’ve been busy this w...
3 March Spring Magazine out now!
You can read it here.
3 March Community Action Groups - all dates
The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Plan Action Groups meet from March, facilitated by Nick Wright. The dates are; 9th March, 7pm – Community Life 10th M...
2 March Action Group Meeting - Community Life
The first Community Action Group Meeting begins 9th March, facilitated by Nick Wright.  The meeting should run from 7pm to 8.30pm. The first Community Action Grou...
2 March If you go down to the Church today...
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came along to the church on Saturday to help clear the saplings and undergrowth from the grounds outside, and help tidy and clear u...
2 March Action Group Meeting - Outdoors & Nature
The second Community Action Group Meeting begins 10th March, facilitated by Nick Wright.  The meeting should run from 7pm to 8.30pm. The second Communit...
February (13 stories)
25 February FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY ONE YEAR IN This week I celebrate one year in my role at Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust.  I cannot believe that is twelve months...
24 February March Trust Q&A on Funding
Our next Trust Q&A will focus on Funding on Friday 4th March at 10am on Zoom - email admin@sfctrust.org.uk to get the link. It's a perfect session for groups i...
24 February I can do 'Getting About'
Do you want to be part of the Stratherrick and Foyers ‘Getting About’ Action Group? Can you help with; Community Transport? Safer roads? Safe walk...
23 February Lest You Forget Stratherrick Book Talk
Apologies this event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and will be rescheduled at a later date. 'Lest You Forget Stratherrick' Post Book Launch ta...
18 February FIVE THINGS ON A FRIDAY
VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME When the winter sets in and snow is on the ground the last thing on your mind is probably volunteering.  Particularly after Covid, when you...
17 February Volunteer Day at Errogie Church
On Saturday 26th February we are holding a volunteer day at Errogie Church.  We have two objectives: 1. Clear saplings and undergrowth from around the outside ...
11 February FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY Q&A FRIDAY Kirsty Balfour and myself did an online Q&A this week on the Community Action Plan.  We answered questions on Errogie ...
9 February I can do 'Community Life'
Do you want to be part of the Stratherrick and Foyers ‘Community Life’ Action Group? Can you help with; Potentially running a shop? Organising after ...
7 February I Can Help With That
Ever thought "I can help with that?" Fill out the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Skills and Volunteer Audit survey TODAY so we know who you are and ho...
4 February 5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY Q&A TODAY As part of our work to improve communication about the Trust we are launching a monthly Q&A with the Trust Manager and hopef...
3 February Errogie Church Consultation - What is it all about?
Many of you will have seen information about the upcoming Errogie Church consultation event at The Wildside Centre next week and we thought it would be helpful to explain...
2 February February newsletter out now!
February 2022 newsletter
2 February Trust Q&A This Friday
Tony Foster, Trust Manager, is going to hold the first Trust Q&A online this Friday 4th February from 10 to 11am on Zoom. You can ask anything but the main focus will...
January (9 stories)
28 January FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE TO DO TODAY IF READING THIS IS…. FILL OUT THE SKILLS AND VOLUNTEER SURVEY https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFCSkillsSurvey ...
27 January Errogie Church Community Consultation
On Thursday 10th and Saturday 12th February, we are hosting a community consultation event for the Errogie Church project at the Wildside Centre. The Trust project tea...
21 January FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
The Community Action Plan has been developed after six months of consultation engaging the community.   The Community Action Plan (CAP) has focussed on five disti...
18 January Save the Date(s)!
Would you like to have your say on the purpose and design of Errogie Church?   Please pop along to Wildside on Thursday 10th or Saturday 12th February to mee...
18 January Share Your Skills With Us
SHARE YOUR SKILLS WITH US COMMUNITY SKILLS AUDIT Before Christmas the Stratherrick and Foyers community launched their Community Action Plan. Many of you will ha...
14 January FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
Happy New Year – we are looking forward to an exciting 2022.  We hope you are too!   HAPPY NEW YEAR – HAPPY NEW JOB The deadline has been...
12 January Fundraising for our community
As part of Winter Wonderland in December the staff and Directors of Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust provided hot drinks, mince pies and other seasonal treats to...
5 January Lest you forget Stratherrick
A new book has been published with the story of the men who have their names engraved on the memorial and the story of the memorial itself.  The Stratherrick War ...
5 January December/ January Newsletter out now!
December/ January newsletter
2021
December (8 stories)
17 December YOUR FIVE SKILLS FOR A FRIDAY
THE STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS COMMUNITY SKILLS AND VOLUNTEER AUDIT   Thanks to everyone who attended the Winter Wonderland at the weekend. A big thank you to eve...
16 December Festive fun at Wildside!
Last weekend saw the return of Winter Wonderland, which was this year joined by the Trust’s first Christmas Market!  It was fabulous to see so many members of ...
10 December FIVE QUICK THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE QUICK THINGS FOR A FRIDAY CAP COMING TO YOUR DOOR   A copy of the Community Action Plan should be popping through your door.  Read it online here ...
10 December BCC Community Liaison and Development Officer
VACANCY COMMUNITY LIAISON & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Hours – 21 hours per week (flexible with agreed core time) Salary  £26,000 - £29,000&n...
8 December Job Opportunity - Community Fundraising Officer
Following the publication of the Community Action Plan it is clear that our aspirations will require more funding than is available to us from the income we receive from ...
8 December SSEN Online Consultation (Virtual)
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) are hosting both face to face public consultations and a virtual online consultation exhibitio...
3 December FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY CAP COMING TO YOUR DOOR   A copy of the Community Action Plan should be popping through your door any day now.  Read it online...
1 December Job Opportunity - Buildings and Facilities Officer
STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS COMMUNITY TRUST JOB OPPORTUNITY SFCT - CREATING JOBS IN STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES OFFICER – BASED WILDSIDE CENT...
November (17 stories)
30 November November newsletter out now!
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26 November Trust Elects New Directors at AGM
The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust had a 'hybrid' Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24th November at the Wildside Centre and via Zoom. Introduce...
26 November Goodbye to 'Super' Frank Ellam
At the Trust AGM we said goodbye to Jillian Barclay, Chris Finlay, Russell Bain and Frank Ellam.  Frank has been looking after the finances of the Trust for many yea...
26 November FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY WHERE ARE WE NOW? With help from the Scottish Community Development Centre, we took the ‘pulse’ of the community to check your ...
23 November Community Action Plan launched
The new community action plan for Stratherrick and Foyers was launched on Friday 19th November 2021 at the Wildside Centre at Whitebridge, close to the south-east side of...
19 November FIVE FOLKS FOR A FRIDAY Part 1
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT How many people engaged with the development of your Community Action Plan? Here it is in numbers 380 households in total (at the last censu...
17 November Trust AGM Meeting 24th November
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS COMMUNITY TRUST LIMITED (“the Company”)  (Company number SC270423)&nb...
17 November Community Action Plan Launch Event
The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust are hosting the launch of the new Community Action Plan at the Wildside Centre on Friday 19th November from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. ...
16 November Take The Pulse Survey Results
For ten days the community of Stratherrick and Foyers were asked to 'Take The Pulse' survey, to assess the temperature and impact work volunteers do across t...
12 November FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
I’M LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE Thanks to everyone who put their name forward as a Director of the Trust.  The AGM will be on 24th November at 7.30pm and...
9 November CAP Newsletter out now!
CAP Newsletter - Oct 2021  
7 November WINTER WONDERLAND
5 November Take the Stratherrick and Foyers Pulse Survey
REMEMBER REMEMBER TO TAKE THE STRATHERRICK AND FOYERS COMMUNITY PULSE SURVEY Please take the Pulse survey here and thank you https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFCTpulse...
5 November FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY MSP VISIT Last week we met with Kate Forbes MSP to explain the background to and the Community Action Plan.  We took the opportunity t...
4 November Santa's Grotto is open for bookings!
This year's Winter Wonderland Santa's grotto is now open for bookings!  Santa will be available to visit on Friday the 10th December between 4-8pm ...
3 November Directors required!
Remember, remember the 10th of November!   Yes folks, the 10th of November is the last date for members of Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust to put their...
2 November CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
We are busy preparing for the upcoming Winter Wonderland event at the Wildside Centre in December.  We would love it if you are having a clear out of your festive de...
October (12 stories)
29 October Remember our weekly project updates!
Remember that our Project Co-ordinator Caroline updates the project pages of our website every Thursday.  You can find out the latest information here: Pro...
29 October FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
MSP VISIT All being well MSP Kate Forbes will be making a visit to the Wildside this week to hear about the work of the Trust, the Community Action Plan and projects c...
24 October Interested in singing?
Singing Group!   Come along on Monday the 1st of November to The Wildside Centre and try your hand at a bit of singing.  It will be very informal and frie...
22 October FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
HOLIDAY WEEK I’ve been off for a few days and as you can imagine my email box just kept filling up with questions that required answers.  So, a short and sw...
18 October Autumn Magazine Special is here!
Autumn Magazine Special! Issue 26- Available to view here!   Keep an eye out for this bi-annual magazine popping through your letterbox in the coming w...
15 October FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
RIVERSIDE FIELD Let us work backwards, shall we.  We are ending the week sharing with the Riverside Steering Group the latest update on Planning.  A revised ...
13 October Christmas Market sell out!
Exciting news!   Our Christmas Market is now full! Thank you to every one of you that has enquired, we are delighted with the response with many local and furt...
11 October New Contract opportunity available
SHORT-TERM LANDSCAPING CONTRACT AVAILABLE - THE WILDSIDE CENTRE As part of the ongoing redevelopment of The Wildside Centre and the surrounding area, Stratherrick &...
9 October Grants awarded!
Grant Awards Notice  July - September 2021    The following grants were awarded at the Board meetings held on   7 July...
8 October Upcoming events and classes in our Community
With Christmas not too far away and the easing of restrictions we know there are many classes and events planned for the coming months within our Community.  If...
8 October FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY NOT BORING The second SFCT Board took place this week.  In person, with only a few attendees working remotely.  It was another bu...
1 October FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
AVE THE DATE 24TH November will be the Trust AGM. The meeting will be part in person / part online and we believe, taking social distancing into consideration, th...
September (11 stories)
29 September Christmas Market at Winter Wonderland!
After the success of last year's Winter Wonderland, we are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting the event again this year!  In order to involve the whole c...
27 September Loch Ness Marathon this Sunday!
Good luck to any Stratherrick and Foyers residents who are competing!  If you are free, why not show your support? Please also remember that there will be road cl...
24 September FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY REFLECTIONS This week it occurred to me I’ve been working for and advising charities for over 32 years!  SFCT is my first ‘bu...
23 September Work for Us!
We are keen to support local businesses and would like to hear from you if you can help with the following: Catering Provision of bar facilities Audio/ visual se...
23 September Save the Date!
The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust will be held on Thursday 24th November as a hybrid meeting - in person at Stratherrick Hall or, if you prefer, via Zoom.&...
23 September Progress at the Bay!
We are pleased to say that in the next 8 to 9 weeks we will be able to submit a planning application for the installation of the slip way. Fairhurst, our Quantity Surveyo...
17 September FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY LOCAL BAR, CATERING AND AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES OPPORTUNITY If a local business or community group wishes to consider providing bar, catering or...
10 September Oh no it's Five Things For A Friday
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY We are hiring! The Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust Are looking for Cleaning Staff Primarily for the new Wildside Centre, Whiteb...
3 September FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
THE OWL HAS LANDED! Life, as we have known it, will not be the same again.  Not just because of Covid but because we have embraced technology 12 years faster than...
3 September Gorthleck Village Meeting Cancelled
The B862 Gorthleck Village Improvement Scheme Public Forum scheduled for Monday 6 th September 2021 Stratherrick Public Hall has been cancelled. The Council announced ...
2 September Funding Success For Falls of Foyers Toilets
We are delighted to report that the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council has been successful in its bid to obtain funding from the Scottish Government's&nbs...
August (11 stories)
27 August 5 WILDSIDE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 WILDSIDE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY HELPING HANDS I was so sorry to hear about the housefire close to Wildside Centre this week.  My thoughts are with the fami...
26 August August Newsletter is out now!
Another busy month in Stratherrick and Foyers! August 2021 - Issue 25  
20 August FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY DEADLINE APPROACHING The most important thing of the week for you – the draft Community Action Plan is available for comment, deadline i...
19 August ETAPE COMES TO WILDSIDE
ETAPE Loch Ness is a cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360° clos...
19 August Wildside Landscaping Update
The Wildside Landscaping Team this week to discuss the progress that has been made so far, suggestions from the wider community that were submitted at the Gala day a...
15 August The Final Countdown!!
The draft Community Action Plan is available for comment, deadline is Monday 23rd of August. Remember to have your final say!   You will find all you need to k...
14 August Wildside Landscaping - Next Meeting
13 August 5 THINGS FOR FRIDAY THE 13TH
WHEN IS A HOLIDAY NOT A HOLIDAY I am officially on holiday this week but, like many, doing ‘staycations’.  Since I started working in Development and ...
6 August FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
BOARD MEETING There was another mammoth meeting of the SFCT Board this week with meaty discussions on several subjects over three hours!  With the Community Actio...
4 August Mini Gala survey results are in!
EVALUATION OF EVENTS It is the Trust's intention to take feedback on a number of events so we can improve the service we provide to the community.  This feedb...
3 August Wildside Landscaping - Next Meeting
We are ready to move to the second phase of The Wildside Centre Landscaping project!   We hope to hold this meeting in the Marquee at the Wildside Centre on Mo...
July (13 stories)
31 July Draft Community Action Plan is now LIVE!
It's the last chance to have your say before the plan is finalised.  Head to the Community Action Plan website and have a good look through the dr...
30 July FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY I’m back from holidays!  Thanks to Jillian and Kirsty who have kept you far more entertained than I with their ‘Five Things For ...
29 July Photo's, Photo's, Photo's
Do you have any fabulous photos from this year’s Summer Gala and Community Market?  If so, we would love to see them for the website and for future publication...
26 July Thank you!
We would love to thank everyone who attended the Summer Gala & Community Market on Saturday at our new community hub – the Wildside Centre.  It was a fanta...
23 July July Monthly Newsletter
Take a look at just some of the things that have been going on in the last month!   July Newsletter- Issue 24
23 July It's Kirsty's 5 things for a Friday!
  Gala day is nearly here, and I have been busy helping out, when I can, getting Wildside ready for the big event. The bunting is up, boxes and prizes are sort...
16 July 5 Things for a Friday - Gala Special
 We are so excited that our Summer Gala & Community Market is just around the corner!  Come and join us at the Wildside Centre on Saturday 24th July...
14 July Saturday 18th July Lunch stop at Camerons Tearoom
Saturday 18th July Lunch stop at Camerons Tearoom   The T. Arnott Moffatt memorial motorcycle road run is expected to take place on Saturday 18th July this yea...
13 July Safety in Community Buildings
‘Health and Safety’ can get a bad name when rules demand some costly or time-consuming activity with little apparent benefit.  Certainly, that is no...
8 July THREE THINGS FOR A THURSDAY
THREE THINGS FOR A THURSDAY MEETING v FOOTBALL Thank goodness for extra time!  The Trust Board Meeting met last night and continued until the last ten minutes ...
7 July Interested in Acting?
Sam Heughan – the actor who plays Jamie Fraser of Foyers in the Outlander TV series, has announced that he is to fund three scholarships for the next ten years.&nbs...
6 July Do you have an upcoming event?
Do you have an upcoming event, class or function you would like to share with the Community?   We want to keep you up to date with as many Community activities...
2 July FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
It is sunny.  It is the holidays.  And I am taking a break from next Friday.  I thought about fudging it and timing a post for Friday and I thought no.&nbs...
June (12 stories)
29 June Clubs & Groups
We are very lucky to have a wide variety of clubs and groups active in our Community. Check out our clubs and groups page to see what's happening.  Is your gr...
25 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
RIVERSIDE FIELD SURVEY RESULTS As promised the results of the Riverside Field Survey are out.  Details here with a report featuring all 160 comments on the projec...
22 June Riverside Field Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Riverside Field Survey.  73 people expressed their views, which is a healthy sample to accurately reflect the cu...
21 June Here it is!
June Monthly Newsletter
18 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
RIVERSIDE FIELD SURVEY Still time to let us know your views on Riverside Field here before midnight on 21st June https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RiversideField - ...
16 June SOSA EVENTS IN PLANNING
14 June JOB OPPORTUNITY
Job Opportunity!! We are now looking for a suitable person who would like to take on the role of Finance Officer. The success of The Trust depends, not only on...
11 June 5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY!
WELCOME CAROLINE TUCKER Caroline Tucker started as Project Co-Ordinator this week.  Hello Caroline.  She will be here to support current projects and identif...
7 June Summer Gala & Community Market
Due to resrictions easing and the use of indoor space being available, the Summer Gala & Community Market will now be held at The Wildside Centre on the 24th Jul...
7 June Riverside Field Survey
The planning application is in for the Riverside Field Project.  Although there has been considerable consultation over several years the ebb and flow of community l...
4 June FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY MORE JOBS TO BE ANNOUNCED This week at the Trust Board we agreed to employ a Finance Officer.  This will help raise our capacity to me...
3 June Round 2! -CAP Working Groups
All you need to kow about the next round of working groups can be found here at the Community Action Plan website.   The working groups are: Organising Ourselv...
May (15 stories)
28 May Five Sunny Things For A Friday
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY Is that the sun I see?  Is it really warm in here? TRUST MAGAZINE OUT NOW The Trust Magazine is out now.  You can read it here...
26 May Higher Ground win garden maintenance contract
The Higher Ground Group have been awarded the Garden Maintenance contract after an open tender process.  The Trust were impressed with their 'helping communities...
26 May Riverside Field Planning Application submitted
Following a number of community consultations on the Riverside Field the ‘masterplan’ has been submitted to Highland Council for planning.  This follows ...
25 May COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY- ROUND 2
Sign up now at communityfuture.net/book for a half time team talk at the 2nd Community Assembly. Catch up with what has been discussed so far here.
25 May May 2021 Strath News Magazine!
The first Strath News Magazine of 2021 is HERE!!  Take a look and catch up on the many things that have been happening in our Community over the last 6 months! ...
21 May FIVE THING FOR A FRIDAY TEAM TALK
This week we confirmed a number of contracts, conducted interviews for a Project Co-ordinator, continued work on match funding applications, finished editing the magazine...
16 May THIS WEEK'S CAP WORKSHOPS
This week's Workshops with Nick and the team.  Please join and have your say. On the night, simply click on the relevant Zoom link just before 7:30pm to join....
15 May COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN-UPDATE
Have a look at this weeks blog posts from Nick and his team.  Find out about this weeks two workshops on the Community Action Plan Website below.  ...
14 May FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY A slightly later than usual Five Things For A Friday. CATCHING UP This morning I’ve been catching up with emails and the first int...
12 May Did you know?
Did you know there are over 80 articles currently being edited along with over 120 photographs for this month’s Strath News Magazine!  It is cur...
10 May THIS WEEK'S COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN WORKING GROUPS
Head to the Community Action Plan Website for the latest details on this week's working groups.  Get involved if you can, and have your say.   CO...
9 May SOSA EVENTS PLANNED SO FAR!
SOSA have been busy organinsing events for their members.  To find out how to get involved, email sosapiste19@gmail.com.
7 May FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
It’s Friday.  It is May.  It is snowing! KNITTING TOGETHER The Great British Sewing Bee is on the telly and it struck me how we are knitting togethe...
6 May INTRODUCING MARK!
Mark Henderson has now been appointed as the new Caretaker/Janitor for the Trust.  He will provide caretaking and janitorial cover for buildings owned/managed b...
1 May LAUNCHED! Clubs & Groups
We have now launched our clubs and group page which you will see on our Homepage. We would like to keep adding to this page so if you are a club or group in the comm...
April (29 stories)
30 April FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
It’s a long weekend – catch up on all the latest today and enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday. HYDRO PARTNERS This week I caught up with our hydro funders.&...
30 April Better Connections Working Group
The first round of 5 working group workshops for the Community Action plan launch next Tuesday evening 4th May at 7:30pm. The first group is 'Better Co...
30 April Foyers Bay Steering Group Report
On Wednesday 28th April the Trust held the first Community Steering Group for Foyers Bay.  This was the first of two initial meetings to bring community members up t...
29 April TENDER CLOSING DATES
Friday 30th April is the closing date for expressions of interest for:   Grounds Maintenance Wildside Benches   To find out more about these oppo...
26 April FOYERS BAY STEERING GROUP MEETING
Calling everyone who would like to guide the development of the Foyers Bay boating facility. The inaugural steering group meeting will be held on Wed 28th April at 7.00pm...
25 April E-Bike Trial
SOSA2019 are delighted to announce that they will commence a five-week trial of e-bikes, kindly supplied by Home Energy Scotland, on 26th April 2021. SOSA2019 members wil...
24 April COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
The team at Nick Wright planning have updated their website with the dates of the first round of working group meetings.  Follow the link to the website an...
23 April Five Things For A Friday
It’s Friday.  And five things… This week I fixed and painted a fence at home.  I knew the job needed to be done, I had everything I needed and a...
22 April Stratherrick & Foyers Community Market
20 April TENDER ALERT!- BENCHES
PROVISION OF SIX PICNIC TABLES / BENCHES FOR THE WILDSIDE CENTRE   This is a single stage tender. Suppliers should complete the Tender Return Form to the ...
20 April TENDER ALERT!
Grounds Maintenance Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust is looking to appoint a contractor to undertake grounds maintenance at a number of sites in the Stratherric...
19 April COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN-UPDATE
For a full round up on what happened at last week's Community assembly then please follow the link to the Community Action Plan website:   www.communityfut...
18 April COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY
Nick Wright and his team held the first Community Assembly on Thursday 15th April.  The results of the recent community survey were presented before 60 members of th...
17 April Tea Break for Riverside
On Wednesday 14th April the two lead directors on the Riverside Field Project Kirsty Balfour and Catriona Fraser held a Trust Virtual Tea Break alongside new Trust Manage...
16 April FIVE THINGS FOR A FRIDAY
It’s Friday.  And five things…   Time for Assembly – and bank those ideas This week I had a read of all of your ideas in the Idea Ba...
15 April PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR JOB VACANCY
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust are at an exciting time of development with several legacy projects expected to be delivered by the community for the community. ...
14 April GRANT AWARDS
The following grants were awarded at the Board meetings held on 13th January, 3rd February, 3rd March and 7th April 2021   Click here for more details.
14 April CALLING ALL LOCAL CLUBS & GROUPS!
We are in the process of creating a page within the site which will include all of our communities local clubs and groups.  It will contain relevant contac...
12 April FOYERS BAY STEERING GROUP MEETING
Calling everyone who would like to guide the development of the Foyers Bay boating facility. The inaugural steering group meeting will be held on Wed 28th April at 7.00pm...
10 April APRIL'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
See the latest updates in our monthly Newsletter here.
9 April 5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY!
It's a new Five things for a Friday   EASTER SNOW! Just what you need after a long lockdown – warm, beautiful Easter weather mixed with artic...
8 April RIVERSIDE FIELD-VIRTUAL TEA BREAK
The Riverside team have been busy organising a 'Virtual' Tea Break via Zoom on Wednesday 14th April 2021.  There is a choice of two informal chats which...
8 April COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY
www.communityfuture.net
7 April SCOTTISH PARLIMENTARY ELECTION CANDIDATES 2021
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch Constituency Lilac Coloured ballot paper – mark one X against one candidate   Choose one out of the four ERSKINE, John ...
6 April COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN-UPDATE
An excellent turnout of over 260 local folk shared their aspirations for Stratherrick and Foyers in the community survey in February and March.   The Community...
5 April 1 WEEK TO GO!
Deadlines for all Strath News articles is Monday the 12th of April!   Do you have a photo to share?  A story to tell?  A wedding you would like to ce...
2 April 5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY!
Hi all, It’s Five Things For A Good Friday!   THE SSE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT REPORT I had a meeting with SSE for the first time this week.  It w...
1 April 2021 BUDGET REPORT
Please find below the 2021 Budget Report from the Chancellor.    2021 Budget Report 
1 April DEADLINE FOR JOB APPLICATION
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust ‘SFCT’ is looking for a person to provide caretaking and janitorial cover for cover for buildings owned/managed by SFC...
March (26 stories)
31 March GREAT NEWS! SOUP TO GO CONTINUES!
There has been a fantastic response to the Soup To Go initiative and it is with great delight to say that it will be extended for at least another 4 weeks with thanks to ...
29 March WILDSIDE LANDSCAPING DESIGN TEAM UPDATE!
We held our first group meeting last monday with over 14 contributors, some were present and some submitted ideas!  We would like to say a massive tha...
26 March 5 THINGS FOR A FRIDAY!
Hi all My name is Tony Foster.  I am the new Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust Manager.  I’ve been ‘virtually’ here for nearly a mont...
26 March JOB OPPORTUNITY
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust ‘SFCT’ is looking for a person to provide caretaking and janitorial cover for cover for buildings owned/managed by SFC...
25 March STRATH NEWS DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES
Did you get married in the last six months? Have you had a baby? Have you celebrated a birthday? Are you new to the area and would like to introduce yourself? Are y...
24 March FINANCIAL SUPPORT DEADLINE APPROACHES!
The Directors at the Community Trust have been working hard with the Community Benefit funders to put together a package of financial help for families struggling with th...
23 March COMMUNITY FOOD LARDERS
The Community larders are located at :   The phone boxes at Gorthleck, Errogie and Lower Foyers The Whitebridge and Upper Foyers Bus Stops.   Ple...
23 March TONY FOSTER JOINS THE TEAM!
Hi all,   My name is Tony Foster and I am the new Trust Manager for Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust. I am very excited about taking up the role an...
22 March IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Our first Zoom meeting is TONIGHT! Monday 22nd March 2021at 7:30pm   It's not too late to get involved!   Please email jillian-dir@sfctrust.org....
20 March SOUP TO GO!
The lovely ladies that run the ‘Broth and Blether’ are starting a 'soup to go' service once a week from Monday 15th March. Soup (plus bread and cake!)...
19 March THE RESULTS ARE IN!
The independent Community Action Plan team reports a great response to the survey, the first stage of community engagement in producing Our Community Our Future, a n...
19 March Wildside Landscaping Design Team!
Do you have any ideas of what you would like to see in the grounds around The Wildside Centre?  Would you like to see picnic benches, plants, trees, children...
18 March Support with Fuel
Logs & Coal The Brolly group has worked with Highlands and Islands Enterprise which will provide a limited amount of funding for a one off delivery of logs or coal...
18 March Request your activity pack here!
Members of the Brolly group have been working on activity packs that will be available for all senior citizens in the area and all children and young people from tod...
18 March Financial Support for our Community
The Directors at the Community Trust have been working hard with the Community Benefit funders to put together a package of financial help for families struggling with th...
17 March SFCT Website Launch
Welcome to the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust new website.  This has been developed by a team of volunteers, supported by web designer Plexus. It is six mon...
16 March March Newsletter is Out!
The latest monthly newsletter is now available here to view.
16 March Help with Food
Community larders are back up and running! They are situated in the phone boxes at Gorthleck, Errogie and Lower Foyers along with the bus stops at Whitebridge and Upp...
16 March The Black Isle Farmers' Society Bursary Scheme
  The Black Isle Farmers' Society has announced that its bursary scheme is open for applications this year. Stratherrick and Foyers residents are eligible to ...
15 March Job Opportunity!
The Board has agreed to recruit a caretaker, responsible for the maintenance of the Trust's buildings and grounds. A job description will be available shortly, so ple...
12 March Brolly Group Support
Click here for more information. Knockie Trust Covid-19 Financial Support Application Form SFCT Covid-19 Financial Support Application Form  
10 March Wildside Landscaping Design Team!
We would love to transform the grounds around The Wildside Centre and make it fit for purpose, so that the community can begin to enjoy the outdoor spaces. We would like ...
10 March Errogie Church Update
Many thanks to everyone who completed the Errogie Church survey. We received completed froms from more than 30 homes representing more than 50 people and your ideas on ho...
9 March Craigdarroch Inn under new Management!
2021 sees a new team in charge at the Craigdarroch Inn.  Richard Brook and Nigel Hall look forward to bringing their plans to life, revitalising the pub and hotel. S...
8 March SOSA AGM
SOSA(2019) is pleased to announce they are to hold their Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th March. We are unable to hold a “traditional” meetin...
7 March Go on! Ask a question!
We are starting a Q+A section in each newsletter and bi-annual magazine, to help the community and the Board understand how we are feeling and what people’s thought...
February (7 stories)
28 February Winter Wonderland to return!
After the successful launch of Winter Wonderland in December 2020, the Trust feel this could be an annual event to build on for the community and surrounding area.  ...
25 February Community Action Plan Survey is LIVE!
The Community Action Plan consultation website is now live at www.communityfuture.net complete with the online survey. It also contains more information about the Plan an...
24 February OPEN for articles!
The Summer edition of the Stratherrick & Foyers News is to be published in May 2021.  We are now accepting articles for the next edition.  We would love to ...
9 February Brolly Group Newsletter
Latest newsletter update from the Brolly Group, more information and support will be made available to the community very soon, we will keep you posted on progress.&...
5 February BROADBAND EXPANSION PROMPTS CHANGE TO BOARD
Volunteer Director Chris Finlay will be stepping down from the Broadband project and volunteer Director Chris Gehrke will be taking the Lead. Chris Finlay will continue t...
2 February Errogie Church Steering Group
As you might be aware the Trust purchased Errogie Church just before Christmas. At the Trust’s Board meeting this month we were given the go ahead to start planning...
2 February Steering Group for Errogie Church!
As you might be aware the Trust purchased Errogie Church just before Christmas. At the Trust’s Board meeting this month we were given the go ahead to start planning...
January (3 stories)
19 January Community Action Plan Kicks Off with Nick Wright Planning!
Imagine Stratherrick and Foyers in 20 years’ time…. How do you want it to be to live here then?   It’s a big question.  Over the n...
19 January Community Action Plan Kicks Off!
Community Action Plan Kicks Off with Nick Wright Planning Imagine Stratherrick and Foyers in 20 years’ time…. How do you want it to be to live here t...
13 January Winter Wonderland 2020
With 2020 being an incredibly challenging year, the community missed out on many regular events and opportunities to socialise, such as The Summer event, Fireworks, Ceili...
2020
December (1 story)
18 December ISSUE 18 – The Waterfall Issue
This new and bigger issue has left A4 Printers in Inverness and is currently being distributed. There is no charge for the NEWS.    Check the shop, café ...
August (1 story)
31 August Community Development Consultancy – Opportunity
The Trust is looking to contract with a suitably qualified Community Development Consultancy. Interested businesses should refer to the details in the link below. Init...
July (1 story)
14 July Covid-19 Contingency Fund
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to any organisation or constituted group that is supporting the Covid-19 response and will benefit individuals within the area ...
June (1 story)
1 June Stratherrick and Foyers on Facebook
Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust has joined an increasing number of local organisations and community groups choosing to have a Facebook page. Communications Di...
May (1 story)
8 May Statement to Members, May 2020
Dear Members, These are undoubtedly difficult times and unusual circumstances that are proving trying for everyone in our community.  The Community Trust, in conj...
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