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Accounts for year ending March 2017 available to view - click link below.
TFVCC Map of Findhorn
This map is available for viewing by arrangement in the Village Centre office between 9 am and 3 pm.
We are currently working on 4 different projects involving board members, volunteers and other village groups.
Click here to see who is involved in which project.
Public Meeting - Milne Institute - 9th November 2016
Hazel Allen of Athena Solutions gave a presentation of the findings of the Housing and Workshop Surveys.
The majority of members were in agreement to move forward with the garage site acquisition.
Fundraiser - James Milne Institute - Friday 14th October – 7.30pm
THERE WAS A LAD
Life, Poems and Music
Of Robert Burns
Presented by: Dougie Lawrence and Frank Allan
Suggested Donation - £5
Proceeds in Aid of –
Findhorn Village Conservation Company and David Urquhart Coastal Path
Bring your own Refreshments
AGM - Wednesday 8 June 2016 in James Milne Institute at 7.30 pm
On the 3rd March 2016 the Company TFVCC took ownership of the Novar Estates residual land in Findhorn.
The Board would like to invite you to a celebratory cheese and wine evening on the 8th April 2016 in the James Milne Institute at 7.30 pm. There will an opportunity to view the maps of the land, bay and foreshore. This event is open to members, associate members and anyone who has an interest in the future of the village.
The purpose of the meeting is to highlight the achievement and to update you on the company progress and plans.
The Board of Directors would like to thank all who have supported us through this challenging process. We hope that you are pleased with the outcome. The continued success of the company is dependent on a strong membership and ongoing consultation.
Membership application forms will be available at this meeting, but can also be obtained at any time from the Company Secretary at the address below or by downloading here.
SCOTTISH LAND FUND BACKS FINDHORN VILLAGE COMMUNITY BUYOUT
The Scottish Land Fund has announced financial assistance to The Findhorn Village Conservation Company, in Moray, to take forward its plans for community ownership of part of the Novar Estate Holdings.
Thanks to a grant of £520,000, the community are now one step closer to owning the holdings which includes 61 hectares of amenity land within the village of Findhorn, and 800 hectares of the foreshore and intertidal land adjacent to the village.
Peter Hall Chairman of The Findhorn Village Conservation Company, said: “The Company is delighted with this award. This is an exciting project for the residents of Findhorn Village. Owning and managing the land and foreshore will give community empowerment to the people of Findhorn. This will provide opportunities to both enhance and safeguard our unique environment for the benefit of all.”
Announcing the funding Scottish Land Fund Committee Chair, John Watt, said: “I am delighted that the Scottish Land Fund is helping the people of Findhorn move closer to their goal of community ownership. Initiatives like this give local people greater control of their own futures which also benefit future generations. I wish The Findhorn Village Conservation Company every success as they go onto secure the final funding required to make their dream a reality.”
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Dr McLeod, said: “I am delighted to see the latest round of Scottish Land Fund awards which will help communities in Moray to bring land into community ownership. These three communities have worked hard to identify land and develop plans for that land which will make a real difference to their long-term sustainability. I look forward to watching these projects develop and see the benefits that the Scottish Land Fund is bringing to communities throughout Scotland as the Scottish Government seeks to bring more land into community ownership by 2020.”
The First Minister recently announced the Scottish Land Fund will treble from £3 million this year to £10 million a year from 2016. This will make it easier for communities around Scotland who are interested in owning their land collectively to do so.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Further to the above announcement from the Scottish Land Fund the Board of Directors would like to thank all who have supported us through this challenging process. We hope that you are delighted with the outcome.
The Board would like to invite you to a public meeting on the 25th March 2015 in the James Milne Institute at 7.00 pm. The aim of the meeting will be to update you on progress and to celebrate this achievement. There will an opportunity to view the maps of the land and foreshore.
The continued success of the company is dependent on a strong membership and ongoing consultation. We would encourage those of you who are not members to join as this will enable you to vote on the future of the Company.
Membership application forms will be available at the meeting, on the website here, or from the Company Secretary - Marjory Barber, at the address at the bottom of this page.
We would like to thank all who have made pledges. We will provide details on how the pledges will be processed and collected later.
As the land has been valued independently by the District Valuer at £575,000, if you have not already made a pledge and would like to do so please see the relevant information under the heading Community Buyout - Urgent Appeal here.
Land transfer a great way forward for Findhorn
Click here to read the article featured in the Forres Gazette in November 2013.