(Published 28th November 2011)

The Trust’s first AGM was held at the Burgh Hall on 11th November. It has been a remarkable first eighteen months. Among the landmarks were the compilation and delivery of the Community Action Plan, the Kilcreggan Architectural Competition, the appointment of Martin Aldridge and Catherine Slavin as our carbon and energy reduction team, and the feasibility study and on-going pre-development work on our community windfarm. By the time this issue goes to press, we will also have held our Renewable Energy Exhibition in the Burgh Hall.

All these activities have been funded by grants, and we owe Arlene Cullum thanks for the huge effort she put into the many applications. Particular thanks are also due to Louise Young, who drew up our Constitution and negotiated our registration with Companies House and the Charities Regulator.

Three of our inaugural board, Brenda Collins, Laura Galbraith, and Andy Logue stood down this year. We are very grateful for their support and engagement on behalf of our community. The directors for 2012 are Ann Bray, Malcolm Brown, Annie Burden, Arlene Cullum, Alan Devenny, Neil Isaacs, Murdo MacDonald, Catriona McMurtrie, Paul Munro, Tony Page, Laurence Slavin, Grant Watkinson, and Louise Young.

Each of us would welcome any comments and suggestions on the future operation of the Trust.

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