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AGM 2019

The date of this year’s AGM is 30 October 2019 at 7.30pm at Stratherrick Public Hall.  Please put the date in your diary.

Nominated candidates for Director

Proxy Form

Report 2018 

The Chair, Peter Faye gave the following report at the AGM.  Please click the link below to open the document.

Chairs Annual Statement 2018

The AGM was successful.  The three new elected directors are Margaret Cormack, Gillian McIntyre and Olaf Olsen.    The Directors have chosen Peter Faye as their Chair and Sharon Ferguson as vice chair.

A question from the floor at the 2018 AGM asked about what financial planning advice the Trust had in place.  The Trust’s investments are actively overseen by Clarendon Financial Planning Ltd. – a firm which was selected from three pitches made to the Trust Board.  Here is the link to Clarendon. Clarendon attend one board meeting each year to update directors and take any fresh direction.



After a successful AGM at Stratherrick Public Hall on Wednesday 29th November 2017 attended by more than 50 residents, the member directors chose Peter J Faye of Whitebridge as the Chair of the Trust for the year ahead.  Peter succeeds former Chair Zoe Iliffe who has stepped down after three years in the role.  Zoe concluded her period as Chair with a very comprehensive report on the many activities and grant approvals to community groups and individuals which were having such a positive effect on Foyers and the Strath.  The accounts of the Trust were explained in full by Finance Director Frank Ellam, who has agreed to continue in this role.  Zoe will now join the other ten directors who manage the affairs of the Trust.  Caroline Mortimore, Gorthleck joins the Board as a new director.

Zoe Iliffe also introduced the opportunities which Stronelairg windfarm commity benefit funds from SSE could unlock.  The yellow ‘We can do it with Sronelairg and SSE’ document was presented to those attending the AGM. here is the link to the document   We can do it with Stronelairg and SSE

New Chair Peter Faye said ‘I want to see membership of the Trust continuing to grow and for a positive, supportive attitude to be very apparent to our funders. This will ensure we continue to receive our community benefit funds so we can improve and maintain Stratherrick and Foyers as a wonderful place to live.  I also firmly believe that the primary task of your Trust’s Board is not to spend the monies, but to support our community groups to do so, within the parameters laid down by our funders.’

The Special Resolution to amend the Trust’s membership rules to be even more inclusive was passed by 37 votes to 1.

Comments from the floor included an appeal by Alex Sutherland, Ault na Goire that the Trust should look to support projects and community land initiatives which linked people with the land, either through forestry or agricultural production, and thus to ensure the area’s residents and land was worked for the benefit of our community.  Peter Faye added that Broadband access to homes was also essential as connectivity allowed people to stay and earn a living in our area.

Catriona Fraser, Glebe, in her role as the chair of Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council rose to thank Zoe Iliffe for her diligence over the last three years as Chair of the Trust and to offer the Council’s continued support to an active and transparent Community Trust.

Thanks to all who attended.

Page Updated 11 June 2019