Kilcreggan Redevelopment 2nd Consultation

On Saturday 24th March we held the second public consultation meeting to discuss the ongoing village redevelopment project.  At this meeting consultant erz were on hand to present their initial thoughts and take the time to talk people those ideas and take on board more feedback to build into the final design.

Over the two sessions held 50 people attended and offered a variety of opinions on the proposals.

Attached are the two consultation boards which were on show on the day and also a picture of the consolidated feedback which were left by people on post it notes.





Kilcreggan Village Redevelopment Update

Hi folks


There was a great turnout for the first public consultation on the potential Kilcreggan Village Redevelopment Project on February 24th with with some 70 people attending.  The event was very informal with landscape architects erz talking through their initial thoughts and ideas for Kilcreggan to small groups. The main aim was to get feedback on erz’s initial assessment of the village and everyone was encouraged to jot down their thoughts.

Presentation material from meeting is available via this link CONSULTATION BOARDS REDUX

The second consultation meeting is this coming Saturday (March 24th) with sessions being held between 11 and 1 and then again between 2 and 4.  See the attached flyer for details A4 Flyer Landscape Stakeholder Consultation March 24th.


We would love to see as many people there as possible.

Brownie Park – Public Meeting 19th March 3pm

The Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust and The Amenity Society have plans to develop the area known as the Brownie Park, opposite Cove Fire Station, as an amenity park planted with trees and shrubs.

On Sunday 19th March at 3p.m. the proposals will be explained in the Brownie Park and what help is needed.  We would urge anyone interested to come along and we welcome more ideas and suggestions.

Sea Change 2016 – June 17/18/19

Sea ChangeOn June 17/18/19 the Trust’s Arts Group will host our 5th annual Sea Change Festival bringing with it an array of vibrant colourful entertainment and a cast iron guarantee of blistering sunshine.

This year’s festival is designed around 2016 being Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The programme for the weekend is still work in progress however, in the pipeline, are events such as a documentary and short film competition, a beach BBQ, a fancy dress parade on the Saturday morning from Kilcreggan Pier to Cove Burgh Hall (with prizes for best costume) , the return of the Mermaid’s Café, a lego home and spaces exhibition by pupils of Rosneath and Kilcreggan primary schools and an architectural heritage trail culminating with performances and a picnic at Craig Ailey.

We can also now confirm that Neil Baxter, director of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland,  has agreed to come and give a talk about the Year of Architecture on the Friday night.

It is already looking like a busy programme with there being more events to confirm.

We will keep people informed of the plans as events are firmed up over the coming weeks – in the meantime please pencil the weekend into your diary

Rosneath Peninsula Heritage Trail

The Trust is delighted to announce the launch of the Rosneath Peninsula Heritage Trail.

Craig AileyThe trail focuses on the West Coast of the Peninsula from Kilcreggan Pier to Peaton and guides you around some of the houses, churches and shops that continue to give Cove & Kilcreggan its enduring character.

The trail introduces you to 13 different locations of historic interest on the Peninsula providing a summary of its history. It also provides an interesting insight into the history of the area and an introduction to the notable architects whose buildings you will encounter on the trail including: Alexander Thomson, Campbell Douglas and James Chalmers.

You can download a copy of the trail leaflet to print by clicking Rosneath Peninsula West Heritage Trail or pick up a copy from a number of locations including Cove Shop, Cove Burgh Hall, Cove Library, Knockderry Hotel, Commodore Hotel (Helensburgh), Ardencaple Hotel (Rhu) , Helensburgh Railway Station or the Glasgow Tourist Office.

Alternatively feel free to contact us via the Contact Us link and we can provide you with a copy.


Helensburgh Colour Canter – October 11th

colour canter finalThe Development Trust is delighted to announce the inaugural Helensburgh Canter which will take place on Sunday October 11th, 2015 at noon.

The Helensburgh Colour Canter is a 3.2 kms fun walk/jog/canter along Helensburgh promenade from the swimming pool to Kidston Park and back. Along the way there will be four bombing zones where runners will be bombarded with various colours. Runners, friends and relatives will be able to purchase minibags of colour to ensure the fun never stops. You start out all white and after 3.2kms of sheer enjoyment you end up all the colours of the rainbow.

The Helensburgh Colour Canter is organised to raise funds to build Craigrownie Play Park for the children of the Rosneath Peninsula.

There is a limit of 1,000 entrants with a closing date of 30th September 2015 for entry.

For more information and to download an entry form please go to our official Helensburgh Colour Canter website.


Auction and Dance – August 28th, CBH

Hi folks,

Craigrownie Park ProposalAll the plans are now finalised for the auction and dance night at Cove Burgh Hall on August 28th to raise funds for the Craigrownie Park Project.

The tapas, courtesy of La Barca, on the night will be:

  • chicken and chorizo paella
  • Spanish potato and onion omelette
  • beef tomato and goats cheese salad
  • tender beef and potato casserole with garlic and paprika

and the tables will have fresh bread and mixed marinated olives on them.

The auction items are all finalised.  Click on this link to view a slideshow showing all 18 lots which will be auctioned on the night.


Entertainment will be provided by Harmonica Lewinsky , a five piece band who play a mix of Blues and old-fashioned R’n’B.

There will be cash bar on the night and wine will be served to tables by the bottle.

Most importantly we hope everyone has a great night and between us we can raise a nice sum of money to help the Craigrownie Park Project progress toward its target of £100,000 (which is not far away now).


Craigrownie Park Project

When the Trust was first formed we conducted an extensive Community Action Plan, ascertaining what residents on our peninsula felt was most lacking and what the community would benefit most from. This Community Action Plan can be seen via the Community Action Plan’ link on the left hand menu bar.

Outdoor play space was one of the top priorities for residents. Lack of any outdoor play space in our area has been painfully obvious for many years. In March 2014 The Craigrownie Park Group was formed within the Trust and we are now working in partnership with Argyll & Bute Council to reinstate Craigrownie Park.

Craigrownie Park Proposal

The children on the peninsula have been involved with the project from the beginning, drawing pictures and designing the park and creating our Craigrownie Park logo.  They have been present at all fundraisers and are genuinely engaged and excited with this process and the prospect at having a park on the peninsula. With 5% of the population now diabetic and those with diabetes and obesity in Scotland increasing faster than anywhere else in the UK, we want to do all we can to encourage the next generation to lead healthy, active lives.

We have had support from the MOD, Argyll and Bute Council, Police Scotland, local businesses, housing associations and generous individuals. Locally we have raised funds through sponsored bike rides, wellie walks, curry nights, car boot sales etc etc etc. In just over a year we have raised £63,000 of the £100,000 that is required to build the park. We are hoping to raise the outstanding £37,000 in time to have the park built by Easter 2016.

Refurbishing Craigrownie Park has proven to be a truly community project, receiving support from councillors to pensioners. This demonstrates the need for not just a space for children to play but a place where the community can meet and socialise. The design of the park is such that it can be enjoyed by all. At the centre of the park, with views down the Clyde estuary is a roofed octagonal seated area where everyone can sit in all weather. To the left is an enclosed toddler area, to the right a teenage area and adult gym equipment. The paths through out are tarmac and suitable for wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair accessible roundabout included too so the wheelchair bound children can play alongside their able bodied friends. Our local primary school have been very supportive and the P5/4 group are donating all the money raised from their Enterprise Topic to the project.

There are more events on the horizon including a curry night and possibly a dance and an auction later in the summer. At all these events we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people who attend and donate and local businesses who provide raffle prizes or help with the arrangements for food and entertainment.

We are always looking for raffle prizes and innovative ways of raising money to help us get to our £100,000 target. If there is anyone out there with great ideas or any businesses who could donate a raffle prize then all of us in the team would be hugely grateful. Please contact the Trust via the Contact Us link on this site or by e-mailing