The Findhorn Village Conservation Company (TFVCC) is a community led and controlled company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Formed in 2011, our membership is open to anyone on the electoral roll living in the postcodes of Findhorn village.
Across Scotland, land is being bought by communities who wish to remove the uncertainty inherent in private ownership. Land ownership by the community will unlock tangible assets, but it is the intangible skill and determination of people that will see opportunities and accomplish projects - for Findhorn village we will need both. With strong community backing TFVCC applied to the Scottish Land fund and in 2016 were successful in our bid to buy the residual Novar Estates land in Findhorn.
In 2018 TFVCC reached another major milestone by purchasing the Armstrong Garage site in the centre of Findhorn. This was made possible by securing grant funding from the Scottish Land Fund, loans, and donations from the local community. This site had historically been used for storing boats and contains buildings previously used as workshops and garages. Continuing to have ownership of this land by the people of Findhorn is an excellent strategic fit for the future development of the village, as it is centrally located and offers options to bring new vibrancy and life into the village itself. In addition to the extra facilities that this could provide, it generates rental income – an essential ingredient to provide a stable platform for the Company’s, and Findhorn’s, further development aims.
In 2021 the Company restarted negotiations to take over both public toilets in Findhorn, this was paused in 2020 due to uncertainty around COVID 19 implications. TFVCC secured the lease for the toilet block in the West Beach car park in March 2021 and continue to work with Moray Council to bring about transfer of ownership.