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Kilmory Haven

Kilmory Haven is a community-owned enterprise based on the Isle of Arran. Comprised of a public hall, a bunkhouse and a member’s lodge, the Haven provides a range of services – all to the benefit of the local community.

Kilmory Public Hall was built in the early 1930s by public subscription and volunteer labour to serve the communities in and around the village.

By the 1990s it was found to need major structural work….


McSence Ltd

Posted January 2002

McSence Ltd   It was back in 1986 that Brian Tannerhill first initiated the idea of forming a Community Business that would provide employment and services to his local community as a response to the devastating effects of mining and factory closures. This business was to be called the Mayfield Community Self Employed Natural Collective […]

Birse Community Trust

Posted December 2001

Birse Community Trust Formed in 1999, the Birse Community Trust (BCT) is a local community business that was set up, "to promote the common good of the inhabitants of Birse parish and deliver wider public benefits". The Trust is a Limited Company, Scottish Charity and government approved Local Rural Partnership and is located in Mid […]