GLENUIG COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Newsletter September 2016
Glenuig Community Association (GCA) originated in 1982 as a small village hall committee and since then has grown through the eleven Glenuig Music Festivals (1983-93) and the building of Glenuig Hall (opened in 1995) to the vibrant and enterprising organisation it is today. The Association has its own website www.glenuig.org.uk and Glenuig Hall has its own Facebook page to keep everyone informed of what is coming to the hall.
As a Company Limited by Guarantee membership of the GCA is only available by application. Anyone living on the mainland area between the Alisary Burn near Lochailort and the river Moidart can become an Ordinary Member (with voting rights). Anyone else can become an Associate Member (with no voting rights). Membership forms can be downloaded here
The Association is governed by a committee (“Board of Directors”) appointed at each AGM and who manage the Association’s affairs on behalf of the membership. The next (23rd) Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in Glenuig Hall on Monday 3rd October 2016 at 8:00pm. All members and friends of the association are invited to attend.
An update on current GCA activities is given below:
Glenuig Hall: Although we are not currently in receipt of our usual funding from Creative Scotland we do have The Highland Council Arts Programming Grant, and funding from Scotrail for a proposed Environmental Art Project, and the hall continues to provide a varied arts programme – see our website or Facebook page for details. The hall also runs regular “Hub Clubs” (social evenings with licenced bars) on Saturday evenings and is becoming increasingly popular as a venue for private functions which continue to be a valuable source of income. Check our Facebook page for Hub Club dates.
Glenuig Shop: After many years and several unsuccessful funding applications, the GCA has abandoned plans to build a new shop and petrol station in Glenuig. Recently the group of volunteers who have kept the shop running for many years have formalised their position, setting up Glenuig Community Shop Ltd., which is a Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, no 7229. The shop building is owned by Glenuig Estate and over the past few years the GCA has invested significant funds in renovations of the building to ensure it remains usable. The GCA wishes the new shop company and volunteers the very best for the future.
Glenuig Community Trading Company Limited: Originally set up as a trading subsidiary of the GCA and with the GCA as the sole shareholder to manage the running of the proposed new Glenuig Shop and to channel profits back to the GCA, this company has remained dormant. As plans for a new shop have now been shelved and the administration of a dormant company was becoming an unnecessary burden, an application has been made to wind the company up.
Glenuig Housing: the GCA has in the past been active in many local developments, including advising on the building of the Church Crofts houses. Recently, the PH38 Development Company, which is not connected to the GCA and has a wider remit and membership structure, have revived old GCA plans for housing and other developments on the Crusher Site (opposite Glenuig jetty). The GCA Committee (Directors) will consult with the full GCA membership for their views before commenting on their behalf on any proposals put forward for developments within the GCA area.