Site Map

A list of all documents on our site.
Contact us
We love to hear from folk, so do get in touch with any queries you might have. The area below asks you for all the necessary information we need to allow us to easily deal with your enquiry.
About us
Find out about The Garve and District Development Company, why and when was it formed and what benefit the Company will be to the Garve and District community.
Terms & Conditions
You've reached the page of small print that nobody reads! Yes, it's boring but it clarifies your rights when you visit our website, either as a registered member or anonymously
The News Section will provide regular updates on what is taking place throughout Garve & District. We are happy to share any relevant information about our community.
Home page
Welcome to Garve & District online community hub, the place to discover news about your area, comment on local activities and contribute to the community.
Tell us your idea
We're very keen to hear from you regarding ways we can improve the community. If you have an idea, submit it below and we'll put it to the public vote.
The best way stay up-to-date with Garve & District news is to subscribe to the newsletter. Get regular updates on all the ideas and projects affecting the area, direct to your inbox!
Register for Membership
Join the fray and have your say on how things get done in the community by registering for membership.
Garve & District Broadband Group
The broadband group was set up in April 2016 to investigate how to improve broadband in three areas of the Garve & District community that weren't due fibre upgrades in the foreseeable future.
Sign in
Securely sign in to the membership area to access your profile page and view recent activity on the site.
Garve & District Energy Group
Question: what is a Community Energy Project? Answer: any energy project which is both developed by, and is for, the benefit of that local community.
Meet the Directors
The Garve & District Development Company aims to regenerate and develop the community in which you live and work, now and in the future.
Garve Public Hall
The Trustees of Garve Public Hall have requested a page to enable them share minutes of meetings with the community.
Meet our Staff
Let's introduce you to our staff, we are so pleased to have them on board, they support the Board of Directors in moving forward the aims of the Company.
Show us your vision for the future!
Ok, let's try something a little different. Think 5 - 10 Years from now, how will Garve & District look? What will have changed and how will we make the change? Let's padlet!
TGDDC Board Minutes and Joint Meeting Minutes
Here you will find all the TGDDC Minutes from our monthly board meetings back to April 2018. Have a look!
New Staff on Board
We are delighted to welcome Lucy Beattie and Tina Hartley to the role of Community Engagement and Development Officer.
We welcome new Company Secretary Cathy Higginson
A new company secretary joins The Garve and District Development Company bringing a great range of skills to help us administer the Company.
Celebration of Community Achievement
As we look forward to producing a new Community Development Plan, let's take a moment to celebrate what has been achieved from the 2016 Community Survey.
Going Paperless!
There are plenty of reasons why it's a good idea to go paperless, have you read about the five benefits of going paperless? At TGDDC we didnt need to be convinced.
At the heart of our community
Thanks to an application from the Garve and District Community Council, in 2016, Garve and District community benefitted from the installation of 5 defibrillators.
Garve & District website
Hello and welcome to your new website, the place to discover news about your area, comment on local activities and contribute to the community
Wyvis Natural Play Park
A truly unique natural play area where families can meet, enjoy our amazing environment and instil an appreciation of nature in our children.
Opening of Community Play Parks
We are pleased to hear that two fantastic community assets will be officially opened very soon - Wyvis Natural Play Park and Garve Play Park
We need your direction
Want to help shape the community? Become a director of the Garve & District Development Company and make a difference.
Groups in Garve & District
It would be great to know how many groups are currently up and running in Garve and District and your ideas for new groups!
EDF Renewables
The EDF-ER Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund is provided by EDF Energy Renewables (EDF-ER), the owners of the Corriemoillie wind farm, located near Garve.
Scotland's Digital Participation Charter
We have signed up to Scotland's Digital Participation Charter and committed to their five key pledges - allowing Scotland to work together and skill up our digital nation.
Members Sign Up
Members are so important, without them we are unable to plan for the future and access community monies available to us.
Community Garden
Time to vote! Any green fingered folk out there? A few people have expressed a wish to see the development of a Garve & District Community Garden.
Holiday Activities for Children
Ok, what can we do to keep the kids happy during the holidays? Well, we have a plan - three fun activities lined up to keep them entertained.
Are you a small business in Garve and District?
Are you a micro (under 10 employees) or small (10 to 50 employees) business, which has been trading for at least two years?
More Member Sign Up
Great news registration for the site is increasing - thank you! We still need your help to get the whole community talking.
AGM - Friends of Lochluichart
The Friends of Lochluichart Community have arranged their Annual General Meeting for Monday 6th August at 7.30pm. All welcome!
New folk saying hello
Rosemount Cottage was for sale for quite sometime and the new owners John and Helen want to say hello to the community.
Community Development Plan
A recent post celebrated what the community has achieved to date following on from the Community Survey of 2016.
Important update for Garve to Aultguish - from BTO - Broadband Self Digs
The deadline for Garve to Aultguish self-digs is Friday 10th August. If your property is in this area, please note the new completion dates!
Self-dig information for Garve and District Broadband scheme
Here's all the information you'll need to know if you're planning a self-dig, from local contractors to properties included in the project to contact details for each area.
Business services in Garve
We have a number of small businesses in Garve and District. Would you like to have a place on the digital hub to share your details with members of the community?
Have you ticked our Newsletter box?
If you want to be in the know you have to tick the box! Do you check out the on-line community hub on a regular basis? Are you up to date with what's happening in Garve & District?
Ranger-led walks in Garve and District
Get out and about in nature, meet others. Join local ranger Jenny Grant at Garve on the evening of Wednesday 15th August for two ranger-led events.
Farewell to Anne
Anne Stewart is leaving the company and fellow Directors and staff are sad to see her go, but know she will remain with us as an active community member
Development Trusts Association Scotland
The Garve and District Development company has joined the Development Trusts Association (DTAS). The DTAS network supports over 250 member development trusts across Scotland.
New Company Secretary Required
We are sorry to say that Cathy Higginson, our Company Secretary is leaving us for well earned pastures new, so we are on the look our for a new Company Secretary to join our merry team.
Community Padlet
Ok, let's try something a little different. Think 5 - 10 Years from now, how will Garve & District look? What will have changed and how will we make the change? Let's padlet!
Meet and Greet
Tina and Lucy, Community Engagement and Development Officers are planning some more meet and greet sessions.
October Half Term Theatre Workshop for Kids
On Monday 15th October we welcome Create Youth Theatre who will be hosting a holiday drama workshop for children in Garve and District. This event has been kindly supported by the LCT.
Joint media launch: Garve and District Broadband / Openreach
Photos and press release from the media launch for Garve and District Broadband at Ledgowan Lodge Hotel in Achnasheen on August 20th 2018.
Christmas Party 2018
There are big plans afoot for a Garve & District Community Christmas Party, but the question is who wants to meet Santa?
70 Members
Ok, we are doing well but not quite there yet. Our aim is to encourage the whole community to sign up to our on-line community hub.
Children's Holiday Activities
We are pleased to announce following a successful bid to LCT to fund holiday activities for kids in Garve and District there will be a pilot of three sessions over the coming academic year.
TGDDC Board Minutes May 2018
Check out what was discussed at TGDDC's Board Meeting on 31 May 2018, full details can be found below.
TGDDC Board Minutes August 2018
Check out what was discussed at TGDDC's Board Meeting on 14 August 2018, full details can be found below.
Garve and District - the Gateway to the NC500
At the community meet and greet we discussed new business opportunities and promoting existing businesses in the area which benefit from the NC500 route.
TGDDC Board Minutes April 2018
Check out what was discussed at TGDDC's Board Meeting on 26 April 2018, full details can be found below.
We're Hiring
The Garve and District Development Company are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. We are looking for self-employed people who can help us run two new projects.
Gathering momentum!
August has been a big month for the broadband project. Much of the fibre infrastructure is in place and some of it has been tested and is ready to use!
Garve Play Park
As we move away from the wonderful Summer and children return to school, now is a good time to share some of the lovely images from the Play Park opening.
News Release Open Reach
Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain are set to get the UKs fastest*, more reliable broadband thanks to an unique partnership.
The Garve and District Development Company are pleased to celebrate two successful funding applications for digital training in our community.
TGDDC Board Minutes July 2018
Check out what was discussed at TGDDC's Board Meeting on 10 July 2018, full details can be found below.
Self-dig grant letter
Properties requiring a self dig for the FTTP upgrade will receive this letter, outlining what you need to do, your allocated grant and (in case of query) a point of contact for each area.
BTO update - Achnasheen network and self-digs
BTO advise that work will soon commence on the Achnasheen section, with a start date for commissioning the network expected imminently.
Broadband Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you've always wanted to know about the Garve & District Broadband scheme but were too afraid to ask!
Fibre to the premises broadband project update #2
BT tell us that they will be starting the build of the fibre infrastructure in the next few weeks. Work will begin at Aultguish and continue through to Little Garve.
Broadband in Garve & District - better broadband is nearly here!
Garve & District Broadband (GDB) was set up last year to look at different ways to deliver better broadband to our community. After detailed research they can now share their findings.
Garve & District Better broadband information video
All the facts and statistics we've gathered to better understand the need for implementing a better broadband scheme for Garve & District.
Meeting to discuss better broadband
After 12 months Garve and District Broadband can announce some great news about better broadband! The team have a long-term community-wide solution that it wants to tell you about.
Broadband options, charitable status and future timetable
The GDB group have been busy investigating our options for improved broadband in the Garve & District area. Here's an overview of where we currently stand.
October Update Garve and District Energy Group
Applications to the 2018 round of the Garve & District Energy Grant will be opening soon. We will be contacting households directly so please keep an eye out for this!
October 2018 - Broadband Update
Most properties in Achnasheen and from Little Garve to Aultguish are now commissioned. You can order your fibre service now. Great progress between Gorstan and Achanalt
Christmas Party 2018 meeting
Christmas Party 2018. Come and share your ideas and plan the event. There will be a public meeting to be held Monday 5th November, 7pm at Garve Village Hall, Garve. All welcome.
Ledgowan Christmas Fair 2018
Ledgowan Christmas Fair Saturday 1st December 2018 from 11am to 4 pm. All local crafts etc. BOOK YOUR STALL NOW!
AGM - The Garve and District Development Company
Community info stands open from 6pm: Broadband, Energy Group, Development Company and more.... Light refreshments will be available and membership forms. AGM itself starts at 7pm.
NC500 at AGM
Calling all B&Bs, holiday accommodation providers and businesses. Gabbi Armstrong from the North Coast 500 will be running a stall at the community information session tonight from 6pm.
RSABI Community info stand
The RSABI provides emotional, practical and financial support to rural individuals and their families. Community info stand 6pm 1st November at Garve village hall.
Free Light Bulbs
Our FREE Bulb Offer is now open. Each residential household within the Garve & District area can request 14 UNITS worth of bulbs.
Idea: Public meeting about Garve Village Hall
Time to Vote! Would the community welcome a public meeting to discuss how Garve Village Hall could be improved, get people's views on the subject?
Affordable Housing
Social and affordable housing is a topic for many rural communities, what are your thoughts on the idea put forward by a member of our community?
Remembrance Sunday 2018
Lest we forget, 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Join the remembrance sunday service at Garve war memorial, we would love to see you all.
New Members
We are pleased to celebrate the fact that The Garve and District Development Company are gaining new members every day, but we still need more - tell a friend!
TGDDC AGM November 2018
The Garve and District Development Company were extremely pleased to see fantastic community support at their recent community event and AGM, with over 40 people in attendance.
Christmas Lights 2018
It's that time of year again folks! Another wonderful community event the annual switch on of Christmas lights in Garve, a date for your diary!
TGDDC Board Minutes September 2018
Check out what was discussed at TGDDC's Board Meeting on 25 September 2018, full details can be found below.
Community Garden
It's official, let's get the Community Garden Project up and running! We need your support.
Christmas party invites on their way
Local volunteers will be out and about this week to deliver invitations to the Garve and District Christmas party which will be held on Saturday 22nd December from 5.30pm in the Garve Village Hall.
Broadband Update Nov 2018
REMEMBER, 31st December deadline for self-dig grant! 96 premises are now able to order a FTTP service. Read on to find out more...
TGDDC New Office Bearers
Following on from TGDDC's AGM, we are pleased to announce old and new office-bearers to the Board.
Watch Your Post Box
Ok folk from Garve and District, Tina, Lucy and Morven of The Garve and District Development Company really need your help.
Broadband Update Dec 2018
We have great news. BT OpenReach have commissioned all premises from Lochluichart to Achanalt. Everyone here can now order a fibre service.
Public Meeting Village Hall
One of our Garve and District community members recently suggested a public meeting should be called to discuss the future of the village hall and the idea was put forward to a vote - votes are in!
Broadband Status Dec 2018
A status update of where we are with the Garve and District Broadband (GDB) group since our launch in 2016.
We Need You!
Did you receive your Christmas Bumper Pack from The Garve & District Development Company sent out in the post recently? If so Tina, Lucy and Morven are really counting on your support.
We're Hiring
The Garve and District Development Company are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team. This is a short term contract, February - September 2019.
February Half Term Scottish Exotic Animal Rescue
We are delighted to announce the second of the Garve and District Development Company Kids holiday activities. Monday 18th February 1pm-3pm Garve Village Hall.
Christmas Party at Garve Village Hall
On Saturday, 22nd December 2018 after much hard work from volunteers within the community, Garve and District came together for a community Christmas party.
Meet and Greet
Come along to Achnasheen Village Hall for a chat with Tina and Lucy, Community Development and Engagement Officers, we really hope to see you.
Safe roadside verges
An idea has been put forward that the A832 really needs to be safer in terms of road side access - do you agree?
Community Lunch
Do you know a relative, friend or neighbour that could benefit from connecting with people in Garve and District's Community?
TGDDC Board Minutes November 2018
Check out what was discussed at the TGDDC Board Meeting in November 2018. Apologies for not posting these once approved in December 2018.
Achnaheen Meet and Greet Postponed
We are so very sorry to postpone our planned Meet & Greet Session in Achnasheen - watch this space and we will see you soon.
New Road Signs
Vote Now - Do you think new road signs directing traffic to the designated Play Park entrance is a good idea?
Community Events
So, following the highly successful Garve & District Christmas Party, organisers came together and are asking if you want more social events?
Stakeholder Meeting
An open invitation to local organisations, community groups or businesses that operate in Garve and District. Engage with the Garve and District Development Company strategic planning process.
Recent Scams
Cyber fraud is on the rise and recent incidents in NW Scotland have been highlighted. We have a new project on offer that could help and provide advice, DigiHub - Meet and Eat Project!
Community Development Plan
TGDDC have been chatting with the community, for some time now, to look at what the community's priorities for the future are. Join us on the 21st March to confirm the way forward.
High School Tech Support
We are looking for young people who are willing to share their technical know-how with some of the older people in Garve & District - can you help?
WiFi at Garve Village Hall
TGDDC are pleased to announce that Garve Village Hall now has WiFi. Funded by LCT as part of the DigiHub - Meet and Eat Project.
Open Meeting Garve Village Hall
Reminder!! In response to the community's request for a public meeting, you are welcome to join us for an open meeting at Garve Village Hall on Wednesday, 20 March 2019, at 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm.
Beasties in the Hall
This half term the kids of Garve and District got some hands on learning with the Scottish Exotic Animal Rescue charity outreach.
Invitation to Tender
Tenders are sought from suitably qualified consultants to deliver a feasibility study to define a village hall for the future taking into account the views of our community and major stakeholders.
Community Transport
Pam has put forward the idea of community transport being available for outings - what do you think?
Community Engagement
Thursday, 21st February 2018 saw lots of people turning out to 3 different events - fantastic to see everyone.
EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund
Deadline for EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund is coming up soon! Read on for more details.
Coffee and Books
Coffee and Books returns to Garve Village Hall! Come along to the first drop-in session next week on Saturday 9 March, you will be made very welcome.
All Ages Coffee Morning
A member of the community has come up with the idea of a coffee morning for all ages. No specific reason in mind, just a chance for people to get together for a chat.
New TGDDC Director Required
We have a vacancy on the board - become a director of your local development company and make a difference.
Easter Holiday Family Craft Day
Get creative this Easter holidays and join Lucy Wagtail crafts for a fun-filled family activity day at Garve Hotel Games Room on Tuesday 16th April.
Closure of Garve Public Hall
Garve Public Hall is now closed due to electrical problems, Hall Trustees made this difficult decision on Monday.
Broadband Project Update March 2019
Great News! Everyone in the Garve & District community will I'm sure be delighted to hear that the broadband project should be completed this year.
Oil Club
Are any of you out there in the community interested in joining an oil buying club, with the aim of reducing heating costs? If so, please read on...
Farewell to Steve Jones
On 9 April 2019, Steve Jones attended his last Board Meeting with TGDDC and received a fond farewell from the directors and staff who were present.
Community Ceilidh
Garve & District Community Council would like to invite everyone in the area to a ceilidh on Saturday 17 August 2019 - so get that date in your diary!
Knitting Get Together
Ilse Jack has come up with the suggestion of a get together for all the knitters in Garve & District. Do you enjoy picking up the needles from time to time?
Digihub Volunteer Trainers and Trainees Drop In
An opportunity for those of you involved in the Digihub project to get to know each other a bit better over a cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed venue...
Coffee and Books stopping
It is with a very heavy heart that we bring the news to you that the organisers of Coffee and Books have, after five years, decided to call it a day.
Village Hall Update
Following confirmation of funding from LCT last Friday, the Hall Trustees are delighted to be able to announce that work has now started on repairing the building.
EGM 29 May 2019
A quick reminder to all ordinary members of the Garve & District Development Company that we are holding an EGM (extraordinary general meeting) this week.
LCT Public Meeting
Have you heard? LCT are holding a public meeting this week, why not pop along, it is important for you to share your ideas, views and comments with the LCT Board.
Digihub Young People Appeal
We have a fantastic opportunity here in your community to take part in our project with your ipad, laptop and/or smartphone. This is an easy, fun and enjoyable project and you will make a difference.
Employment Opportunity
The new cafe in Achnasheen is now open and there are number of job opportunities there which will hopefully be suitable for someone out there in the community.
Garve Village Hall Open
The Trustees of Garve Village Hall are delighted to let the community know that the hall is now re-opened and available for community use once more.
Garve Village Hall Young Trustee Needed
The current Trustees are on the hunt for a young person willing to join them in running the Village Hall - a rewarding opportunity for one special young person!
Scam Warning
A member of The Garve & District Community Council has brought this scam to our attention and has asked that we share it so no one is taken in.
EDF Training Fund
Are you 16 or over and want to do an education training course or undertake an apprenticeship? Well here is your chance to apply to a fund that can help you!
LCT Micro Grant Launch
Do you have an idea for a new Garve & District community group or initiative? Then let LCT help you get it off the ground with a grant!
EDF Corriemoillie Education & Training
Do you have any views you want to put forward that may help improve the EDF Corriemoillie Education & Training Fund?
Drop-in Event
Do you want to save money on heating, powering your own home, reducing carbon emissions in our community and beyond? Then drop-in to see us!
Final Digi-hub Session
We cannot believe this project is coming to an end, time flies so quickly when you have great company and such fun.
Energy Group Public Drop In Event Save the Date
The Garve and District Energy Group will be hosting a public drop in event on Thursday 29th August 2019 between 3pm and 7pm at Garve Public Hall.
Micro Grants Open
Do you have an idea for a new Garve & District community group or initiative? Then let Lochluichart Community Trust help you with a 200 micro grant!
Friends of Lochluichart Community AGM
Friends of Lochluichart Community AGM will be held in the Vestry Community Hall, Lochluichart on Thursday 15 August 2019 at 7pm. All welcome.
Ross-shire Voluntary Action Newsletter August 2019
Ross-shire Voluntary Action's latest newsletter is out! Find out what is going on across the wider Ross-shire area and how you can all get involved.
Broadband Project Update September 2019
This message is relevant to those living between Garbat and Inchbae inclusive, and Grudie to Achanalt inclusive. Look out for an email from DCMS in near future!
Quiz Night
Early this year an idea was put forward to run either a Race or Quiz Night. Following a resounding consensus from the community - Quiz Night it is!
Community Survey
We are looking to engage the community through a short survey. This survey outlines the key options for the current or new hall and looks to understand the community's preferences.
Community Survey
We have received some comments about the Community Survey and how to complete the on-line and paper formats. Hope the detail here will help.
Community Energy
Did you miss the recent Community Energy Group Drop-in Event? Hope not, it was fantastic! Fun to see folks having a shot on the electric bikes and test driving an electric car.
New Board Directors Required
We are looking for three new directors. If you have skills and time to offer our board we'd love to hear from you! There are lot of exciting projects in the year ahead.
Sense of Place Workshop
The Wester Ross Biosphere invite all members of the area to attend the Wester Ross Biosphere Sense of Place Workshop. Saturday 5th October 15.30 - 17.30 at Garve Public Hall.
Garve & District Community Consultation
Just a reminder that the Community Consultation events will be taking place shortly in Garve & District. It would great to see you there.
Garve & District Community Hub
Alan Jones Associates gave presentations at two community consultation events - Achnasheen Village Hall and Garve Public Hall on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.
Broadband Project Update october 2019
We can announce that Phase 3 is now underway! The LCT have now confirmed to GDB that funds are now available to press ahead with the last leg of our project.
Church Services
Services at Kinlochluichart and Strathgarve Church will be held on the following dates this year. Please note these in your diary and we look forward to seeing you.
End of Digihub Project
The Digihub Project has now concluded. A huge thank you to everyone who got involved, both those who did the training and those who participated!
TGDDC AGM - New Directors Required
TGDDC will be holding their AGM on 22 November. We have four vacancies on our board and are looking for interested folk to stand as directors. Sound like you?
TG&DDC's AGM is on 22 November 2019 - would you like to display or sell items you make? We can pay you to run an up-cycling activities table for the kids - can you help?
Remembrance Sunday 2019
A Service of Remembrance will take place in Garve War Memorial at 12.30pm on Sunday 10 November 2019. We look forward to welcoming many of you along.
AGM 2019
It's that time of year TG&DDC want to invite the community to their AGM to help them celebrate another successful year. As ever, it won't just be an AGM, read on ......... Swishing
There will be a swishing stall at The Garve & District Community Development Company's AGM on Friday, 22 November 2019, 5 - 7pm, Garve Public Hall.