Well I obviously haven't got the hang of this blogging thing yet, I understand they are supposed to be updated regularly, apparently annually isn't regular enough !
So here's a brief update about whats going on…………...
There is an awful lot going on just now and it's all quite exciting and potentially really good for the area. HIE provided us with some specialist business support. This is to aid plan out the steps for the Eriboll Harbour. The results of which should be back next week. A fund being run by Scottish and Southern Electric has just opened that fits the Harbour project like a glove. So with potential funding from that and HIE, who knows we may have the funds in place to undertake all the survey work, planning and design work by April next year ! Not that I'm counting any chickens just yet, but the potential is certainly there.
We are working on a draft business plan for Cape Wrath and the potential community right to buy. The redevelopment of Bard Terrace is still very much on the horizon and another couple of funding applications have been fired off today. With a little luck and a favourable wind Bard Terrace could be ready for tenants by the start of the new financial year. This would provide a modest income to DDG that would enable some other aspects of the Development Plan. If you haven't seen the development plan have a look around this website, it's here lurking somewhere !
That's enough from me just now. If you are interested in any of the projects that DDG have on the board at the moment and are wanting further information or would like to add a comment or point of view etc then feel free to get in touch with me, Kevin or any of the directors.
Neil's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil is a director, formally a Local Development Officer for the Durness Development Group.