Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust was established in August 2012 and is committed to instigating and delivering social, economic and environmental regeneration projects and local services
We are hiring!
Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust is looking for a talented and dedicated Facilities & Operations Manager to join a small, friendly and dynamic team to ensure that all our assets – Toll Office, Kyle Facilities, the Plock & the Pontoons- are maintained. Working with the Ranger and our Outdoor Learning & Wellbeing Officer to improve the condition of the Plock and introduce a variety of conservation volunteering opportunities and activities that will connect people with the Plock, improve their health and well-being and help them to learn new skills through the Community Shed project as well as help to deliver activities and work to raise awareness of the Plock. Support staff to maintain the smooth running of our community Toilets/Showers/Launderette in Kyle throughout the year for both local people and visitors. With the help of our volunteers develop the community Pontoon service ready to deploy in April 2022, with WIFI & 24 hr access to our facilities in Kyle.
Closing date midnight on the 16 August 2021.
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The Plock which came into Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust’s (KLCT) ownership in February 2019 is a large area of land, around 60 acres, on the outskirts of the village at the access point to the Skye Bridge. It is a remarkable natural heritage and community asset which fell into disuse some years ago. With support from the Hamilton Park Trustees (HPT), (KLCT) delivered a range of access improvements funded by Big Lottery which helped to open up the area and bring it back to community use.
In January 2019 started a Lochalsh-wide conversation on local needs and priorities. This led to regular meetings supported and facilitated by the Scottish Communities Development Centre, where representatives from the various community council area received training on Community Empowerment legislation, consultation methods and tools and have undertaken a community-led survey for Lochalsh. We are now in a phase anlysisng the results of the survey and further consultation will be the next phase.
The Highland Council transferred the ownership of the pontoons to the Trust in April 2014 as part of the Community Challenge Fund. The Trust has been managing the facility and provide improvements for local and visiting boats as well as commercial operators.
We also prove 5 moorings between the village and the Skye Bridge, these are for locals and visitors. Please click the image above for more information.
Through the Community Challenge Fund, the Trust took ownership of the public toilet facilities in Spring 2014 from Highland Council. The Facilities have recently undergone some improvements thanks to funding from Highland & Islands Enterprise.
We are now able to take contactless payments for entry and use of the showers.
Some of our sponsors
Kyle Village Hall
Dornie Village Hall
Plockton Village Hall
Inverinate Village Hall
Glenelg Village Hall
A Google Map showing the location of the villages in the Lochalsh area. You can use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.