Previous Projects

Community Place Plan

Over 2020 and 2021 we worked with the National Park to consult the community and develop our new Community Place Plan 2021-2031. Please follow this link to find out more and see our Place Plan.

Crianlarich Houses

In 1997 the Trust bought four houses in Crianlarich from British Rail. We renovated the houses and have been leasing them ever since as local, affordable family homes.

In 2018 we replaced the heating systems in all the houses, providing Dimplex Quantum Heaters.

Tyndrum Community Woodland Purchase 

After leasing the site for several years, in 2006 the Trust purchased Tyndrum Community Woodland from the then Forestry Commission. We also bought the Tyndrum Shelterbelt in 2003. Since then we have undertaken a series of works, including planting areas with native species as part of the Millennium Forest for Scotland, which aimed to replant areas of the original Caledonian Pine Forest.  We have installed a forest classroom, Gruffalo Trail, interpretation boards and picnic areas.

Crianlarich Community Woodland and Heritage Paths Project

Following the establishment of Crianlarich into Action environment group (in response to the new by-pass), purchase of the old railway in 2011 and the leasing of Crianlarich Community Woodland from the Forestry Commission in 2015, the Trust undertook an ambitious Heritage Paths Project. This very successful £250,000 project comprised the upgrading of our local paths, new interpretation, and a viewpoint in Crianlarich  Community Woodland.

Outreach Surgery

A long-term of the community has been the development of a Remote Outreach Surgery, providing access to routine appointments and surgeries in Crianlarich Village Hall, so people do not have to undertake the c30mile round trip to Killin. 

For several years the Trust has worked with NHS Forth Valley, Stirling Council and the GP Surgery to develop such a service, and in 2016 we were awarded funding to investigate and trial a pilot service. However, following research and consultation, the GP Surgery in Killin withdrew their support and , with great disappointment, we have had to cancel the project.

Crianlarich Play Park

In 2017 Crianlarich Play Park was deemed unsafe and closed by Stirling Council. Being the only place in the village for our children to play there was lots of local unhappiness. The Trust worked with the Council,  and the Primary School and Nursery to raise funds and choose new equipment. In early 2018 new equipment was installed in the play park.

Bike Hire Feasibility Study

Following the completion of the first Phase of the Tyndrum to Crianlarich Cycle Path, in 2017 the Trust were awarded funding from the National Park to undertake a Feasibility Study into a Community Bike Hire Company. Although it was agreed that this would be better placed with a local business, the Study did suggest the improvement of local cycling infrastructure - and thus our Bike Skills Park Project was born.

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