Ardrishaig - the village
Ardrishaig is situated on the south side of Loch Gilp at the entrance of the Crinan Canal. The Ardrishaig Community Council is an elected body charged with ascertaining the views of the Community and representing these views to Argyll & Bute Council and other public bodies so as to maintain and improve the village environment. The Council normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Public Hall, Ardrishaig, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all members of the Community; come to our meetings with your issues and talk directly with your Community Councillors.
Wind Farm Project
Back in December 2009, the community agreed to the wind turbine project. The Community Council is delighted that the directors of Ardrishaig Renewable Energies Ltd, a trading arm of the Ardrishaig Community Trust, have sucessfully negotiated a 1/12 share in the Allt Dearg community Wind Farm. The building of the wind farm was completed ahead of schedule. A first instalment of revenue has been received by the Trust. New or existing community groups are now encouraged to come up with projects which will deliver real benefit to the community. Details of how to apply for grant funding can be found on the Ardrishaig Community Trust web site here.
Access to Ardrishaig MemorialThere is no easy access to the Stances and War Memorial, especially for wheel chairs. Sometime ago, British Waterways(Scotland), now know as Scottish Canals, made a presentation to the Community Council in which they proposed some minor development on the west side of Pier Square which would include an access path via a small garden to the Ardrishaig Memorial. The proposal was revisited at the community meeting of 2nd October and generated considerable interest. Your community councillors would like some feed back from the you on the proposal. Is it worth pursuing? Do you want us to investigate further? What is need is a community group to come forward help move this project forward. Click here for a larger image of the proposal.