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Caring for the Future

The Knoydart Foundation is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The community buyout came to fruition in March 1999, and in 2009 we celebrated our 10th anniversary. As a partnership of local residents, the Highland Council, Chris Brasher Trust, Kilchoan estate and the John Muir Trust, our aim is to preserve, enhance and develop Knoydart for the well being of the environment and the people.

Aims of the Foundation :

The Foundation aims to manage the Knoydart Estate as an area of employment and settlement on the Knoydart Peninsula without detriment to its natural beauty and character and to seek and encourage the preservation of its landscape, wildlife, natural resources, culture and rural heritage.

Objectives:

Below is a summary of the Foundation's objectives extracted from the Company's Memorandum of Association :

To conserve and preserve the character and natural beauty of the Knoydart Peninsula for the benefit of the public to enjoy and study in keeping with the views of the local population.

To foster and encourage appreciation and interest in the peninsula and to allow access and opportunities for recreation all year round without detriment to the conservation, protection and careful management which the area requires and deserves.

To encourage and develop a spirit of voluntary commitment by individuals, corporate bodies and any other groups of people willing to assist in achieving the Foundation's objectives.

To relieve the poverty of the unemployed inhabitants of the Knoydart Peninsula by providing or assisting in finance and opportunities for employment and appropriate training or retraining.

To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the peninsula without distinction of political, religious or other opinions in a common effort with the inhabitants and other organisations with a view to improving living conditions.

Directors, Staff and Officers

Directors

Knoydart Community: Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson, and Frank Atherley.

The Highland Council: Allan Henderson

The John Muir Trust: Andrew Bachell

The Chris Brasher Trust: Iain Wilson

We would like to thank Kilchoan Estate (who have resigned their directorship) for all their work over the years.

Staff

Operations Manager: Craig Dunn

Finance & IT Manager: Margaret Duncan

Office Manager: Cath Curd

Deer manager: Jim Brown

Ghillie: Lewis Robb

Ranger: Amie Dow

Bunkhouse Warden: Fiona Lennie

Hydro Maintenance: Jim Brown / Willie Dowlen

Renewables operations & business management: Community Energy Scotland

Water/sewerage maintenance: Willie Dowlen

Other Officers

Company Secretary (acting): RA Clement Associates

Solicitors: Anderson MacArthur & Co.

Accountant: RA Clement Associates

Support Staff

We have lots of volunteers from the community who help out on a regular basis, as well as a supporting LDO post:

Local Development Officer: Davie Newton

Friends of Knoydart Administration: Margaret Aldington, Denise Atherley & Isla Miller

Website Management: Craig Dunn (for website enquiries contact undefinedCraig Dunn)