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About the Trust

About the Trust

The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust launched in 2011 along with the establishment of the local community development service, covering the districts of Ardgay and Creich.

The aim of the Trust is to ensure that long-term, sustainable benefits are achieved throughout the community and the Kyle of Sutherland area. The Trust will focus on how best to utilise funding from local wind farms and renewable energy projects, while ensuring all match funding opportunities are identified and secured.

A priority of the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is to oversee the implementation of a local development plan. Focusing on strengthening and uniting the local community through a range of projects. These include, increasing leisure and outdoor activities available to residents and visitors, supporting local businesses and industries including tourism, fishing and food production and increasing education and training opportunities for the residents of the Kyle of Sutherland.  The Trust will manage the community development service, ensuring that it meets the needs of the local communities and delivers the plan in an effective and timely manner, while managing a long-term approach to improving the local area.

You can find the Trust Office opposite the Bank of Scotland, Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge. 

The Trust has at least four directors who are elected from the membership at the Annual General Meeting, two directors are nominated by the two local community councils. 

Current Directors are:

  • Pete Campbell (Chair)
  • Marion Turner
  • Andy Wright
  • Ron Boothroyd
  • Graeme Askew


Trust Membership

It is essential that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust can demonstrate to partners and potential funders that it has community support. The Trust therefore asks that residents of the Ardgay and Creich Community Council areas become Trust members. It’s simple just, click here to join!    Membership of the Trust is free and you will receive regular emails giving an update on current activities.  You will also be able to stand to be elected on to the Board of Directors.

Helen Houston joined the Trust in May 2013 as the Development Manager.  

Contact Helen: or telephone: 01863 766190

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is a registered company SC401019 and a registered Scottish Charity SC043587