Cairngorms National Park Authority
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) were involved from the outset in supporting the initial base line audit of the area and regeneration strategy. Their support was instrumental in implementing the Development Trust and we continue to work in partnership on a number of projects including the £3.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund Bid.
The CNPA have continued to support the development trust with funding to support in the delivery of projects such as the Hostel and Museum Upgrades to become community owned and managed assets, the Landscape Gateway Project and inaugural Rock & Road cycling festival.
Highland & Islands Enterprise
HIE’s ambition is to see every community throughout the Highlands reach its full potential, specifically in remote and fragile communities such as Tomintoul & Glenlivet. By supporting the regeneration project and the creation of the Development Trust they addressing the economic decline that had been experienced locally and allowing the community to drive their own future.
With a remit across strands such as economic development, tourism, events and culture we continue to work closely on a daily basis with staff from throughout the HIE network. This includes the Community Broadband Scotland team on the broadband project, the Digital team on delivering social media workshops, the Community Assets team on the two asset transfers we are currently progressing and our local contacts within the Strengthening Communities team. A key support agency not only for the regeneration project and Development Trust but for local economic development in general.
With almost 100% of the Development Trust area falling within the local authority boundary the Moray Council are a key partner to have involved in the local regeneration strategy. We have worked closely with local councillors and officials on key issues such as transport and broadband and continue to liaise on issues that affect the local community and regeneration project.
The trust have worked in partnership with the Moray Council to ensure the smooth handover of both the Youth Hostel and Visitor Information Centre and Museum in Tomintoul. We continue to work together in finalising the Asset Transfer of both facilities to be community owned and operated assets for the future benefit of the local area.
Being the largest land owner and a key agency within the Development Trust area, the Crown Estate have supported the project from the outset. Providing both in-kind office accommodation and meeting space the Estate Office currently acts as a base for the Development Trust and allows the Development Trust to keep informed of developments and future plans across the Estate. Having supported in funding the creation of the Communications and Marketing Assistant post and the inaugural Rock & Road cycling festival the Estate continue to play a key role in the regeneration project.