Have you got a news story to share? Maybe an appeal for a lost pet, or an event to publicise. Perhaps you want everyone to know about a new baby in the family, or an unusual wildlife sighting, or a job offer. This website would like to hear about anything that might be interesting or informative for Strathdearn residents.
The home page will always display 4 news stories. The top item (this one) is the feature story and might contain anything of the site manager's choosing. The three stories below are chosen from the other news feeds as being of more than average interest. Click here to view all the news feeds and catch up on your particular interest, be it news from the Community Council, Art Club, Tomatin United football report or any of the other clubs and activities around Strathdearn.
An exciting new post* has arisen to work as an administrative assistant in Strathdearn Community Development Company and White River Trading.
The position on offer is a 10hr per week post, with flexible working hours, particularly focusing on communications and social media. Working closely with existing members of staff and Directors of the company, the individual will be creative, have a keen eye for detail, and have a knowledge of social media and marketing, or a willingness to learn.
Closing date for CV’s is 10th October 2016
*The post is funded by the Scottish Government, so all CVs submitted will be considered on a conditional bases of grant approval.
Welcome to the new Strathdearn Community website.
A year ago, Strathdearn Community Developments decided to replace the old site. There was an increased requirement to keep the community informed about many new exciting projects as well as a need for an online hall booking system and a facility for publicising plans, drawings and documents. We wanted to make this a genuinely useful resource for our community, the first place to turn to for local information.
All issues of Strathdearn Newsletter will soon be available on this website.
Since the first copy was printed in 2000, the newsletter has been distributed free to every household in Strathdearn. The vast majority of those issues went on to light fires or line cat litter trays and were lost for ever. However Jean Macrae of Tomatin saved nearly every issue and was good enough to lend her collection for scanning. Those issues (2000 - 2007) can be viewed here. The remaining issues (2008 - present) will be converted directly from the original digital documents and will soon be added to the archive.
Since the last newsletter, we've held our AGM, hosted an open meeting, taken over the shop, employed two more people, and made progress on all our projects.
The Strathdearn Carers project has been running for over a year now and is a great success. SCD contributed the initial start-up costs but it is now self-supporting, receiving funds through the NHS Direct Payments scheme. As well as benefiting an increasing number of residents who receive care in their own homes, the scheme provides seven jobs for locals who have been trained up as Carers. The Medical Group led by Liz Campbell with Lead SCD Director Frank Roden, hopes to soon have funding for a defibrillator unit which will further contribute to the health and safety of Strathdearn residents, and is looking into the possibility of setting up a local Home Help scheme.