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 Community 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.
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.