Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

CGDT Statement to the Community Council regarding suggested Public Meeting on Community Wind Turbines

With regard to the offer made to the community council by the CGDT chair to hold a public meeting to discuss the community project to build two wind turbines in Stronafian Forest, the determination of the Development Trust board on the … Continue reading

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Update: CGDT Community Wind Turbines at Stronafian

We are presently awaiting determination over our planning application for the siting to two community wind turbines on Stronafian Forest. The decision should be imminent, but in the meantime we have recently been asked about the financial forecasts that we … Continue reading

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Stronafian Windfarm Application Papers

All the documents pertaining to our recent application to Argyll and Bute Council for permission to erect two wind turbines in Stronafian Forest are available here. This application represents one facet of CGDT’s integrated plan to ensure that our community … Continue reading

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Call for Tender on Hydro Sites in Glendaruel!

Colintraive & Glendaruel Development Trust (CGDT) is seeking tenders for the provision of a feasibility assessment for potential micro hydro schemes. The consultant will provide technical advice and assistance to help CGDT utilise their local hydro resource, with the aim … Continue reading

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We’re Recruiting!

We’re looking for two dynamic people to help us implement our latest project, Greener Colglen (more details here). Project Development Officer (Full-time, £25,200pa) (click here for more details) and Admin & Communications Officer (Part-time, 24 hrs p/w – £18,480pa pro rata) (click here for … Continue reading

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ColGlen is going Greener!

The Development Trust is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application to the Climate Challenge Fund for the “Greener ColGlen” project. The project which is worth £172,357, will run from October 2013 until the end of … Continue reading

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Glendaruel Village Hall Reopens …

… with a new roof. It’s looking very smart from the outside, and from the inside its all the same which was exactly what the committee had asked for. Congratulations to Elizabeth Fairbairn, who has led the effort to acquire … Continue reading

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Familiar faces talking about the “Are You Ready” Project

Adaptation Scotland have just uploaded videos taken from their pilot “Are You Ready” scheme onto their website. You’ll see some familiar faces talking about what the project might mean to Colintraive and Glendaruel, and also the effect weather has on … Continue reading

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We’re readier then we were!

Last night Sara held the second of our Are You Ready? meetings. This was follow-up to the session in Edinburgh which Charles and Sara attended and was designed to develop our ideas into a more concrete format. Everyone enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Are We Ready? Looks like it!

Alan Caldwell brought the Are You Ready? project to Colintraive Village Hall this evening. With 17 residents, Sara led an interesting and lively session looking at how we can be ready for the increasingly turbulent weather that climate change is … Continue reading

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