In 2008, the Applecross Community Company was formed with a wide remit of taking forward community development and renewable energy projects.
The initial trigger for creating the Community Company was to take on the community filling station and refurbish it – providing a vital service to the people of the peninsula.
In 2008 we started to explore the potential of a community owned renewable energy project for Applecross and made slow but steady progress as volunteers until we were able to secure some funding.
In March 2011 we received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund for 1 year, in order to develop a community owned micro-hydro scheme to planning permission stage. The overall objective of this scheme is to earn an income to be spent on community development priorities, identified through consultation with the community. The funding also covers initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of the local community.
Key contact: Alison MacLeod