Aberfeldy Development Trust
Aberfeldy Development Trust is a relatively new organisation, constituted in August 2022, and covering the community council areas of Aberfeldy; Dull and Weem; and Mid Atholl, Strathtay and Grandtully. Our main project is to build social housing in Aberfeldy following our housing needs survey which demonstrated the high demand and lack of affordable housing to buy or rent locally. We have identified a site bordering Aberfeldy which is owned by Perth and Kinross Council and have secured funding from the SLF and RHS for the initial feasibility studies. Our objective is to build six to 10 homes to rent or buy with a rural housing burden attached.
We are also looking at a community purchase of an area of forestry land to the north of the strath. This is in the early stages of discussion but we hope to push forward with a community consultation in 2023 following initial discussions with Forestry Scotland in March.