The Applecross Community Company (ACC) represents the Applecross community and its vision is “for the small (but amazing) community of Applecross to be sustainable, resilient and prosperous”.
ACC came to life in 2008 when the community took the opportunity to run our own community filling station. Since those early days we have grown in confidence and experience, and today we aim to make a difference to all aspects of community life. Our work is directed by our 5-year Strategic Plan and focuses on three themes: affordable housing, local economy, and community and well-being.
Currently ACC owns and manages the community filling station, public toilets, the broadband network (AppleNet) and three affordable houses tenanted by local residents. In addition, the Community Company owns 14.5ha Torgarve Community Woodland and a 2.4ha field in which the AppleSeed Community Garden and Allotments are based, and on which additional affordable houses will shortly be developed. It is also currently assessing the feasibility of acquiring a Church of Scotland Church to develop into a community hub, as well as the potential for establishing an E-V charging point connected to the AppleJuice community hydro station.
Key contact: Roslyn Clarke, LDO