The Orchard Site

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Why this Site for our Orchard?

In searching for a suitable site the key attributes were

  • close to the Centre of the village

  • not being used for something else of value to the community

  • near amenities such as toilets, parking, storage for tools, and potential for all abilities access.

  • Available to negotiate a long term lease or purchase

Over the years the area to the south of the Car Park has been used to site the Community Shed and then the Volunteer Fire Brigade base. It seemed logical to investigate the area to the east of these developments and south of the Play Park development which has already included a few fruit trees showing that these were valued and 'fruitful'.

It was established in 2022 that the land belongs to The Highland Council and so the the journey began. For a detailed description of the process please visit the Blog