WHO ARE WE

The Arran Development Trust (ADT) is a company limited by guarantee, registered with OSCR as a charity, and importantly, an Arran community-led membership organization.  Set up to benefit the community living within the postcode district of KA27 (“the Community”) with the company’s main purpose being consistent with furthering the achievement of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs).
The ADT is not affiliated or connected to any political organization or Party. 

The ADT has been specifically set up as the operational arm of the Arran Economic Group and currently, the Board of Directors consists of community members chosen for their skills and/or as representatives of the largest public/private employers as well as Third Sector, Community Council, Visit Arran, Arran Economic Group, Clergy, and The Ayrshire Economic Forum.  These individuals collectively have the knowledge and experience to advise and assist in setting up and early operation of the Arran Development Trust.
The Board Members are Barry Mochan (Chairman), Sheena Borthwick-Toomey (Secretary), Tom Tracey, Alastair Dobson, Kenny Bone, Linda Johnstone, Margie Currie, Ruth Betley, and Angus Adamson.

The information below is a summary of the ADT objectives and priorities.
More details can be found here:

Priorities

To resolve Arran’s chronic shortage of affordable land and Social Housing:

Phase 1:  Apply to the Scottish Land Fund for grants to enable the purchase of Land for both self-build and affordable housing. Apply to the Scottish Rural and Island Housing Fund for grants for the construction of affordable housing.  Both applications are currently being processed for identified sites. The objective is to secure funding by Summer of 2019 and start work in the Autumn 2019.

Phase 2:  Working towards securing Rural Housing Body status, VAT registration and finalising the local lettings & allocation policy and securing required investment funding.

The Arran Development Trust has other projects under consideration, but the first priority is to fix the chronic shortage of affordable land and social housing.

Arran Development Trust Board

Consists of community members chosen for their skills and/or as representatives of the largest public/private employers as well as Third Sector, Community Council, Visit Arran, Arran Economic Group, Clergy and The Ayrshire Economic Forum.  These individuals collectively have the knowledge and experience to advise and assist in set up and early operation of the Arran Development Trust.  

The Board Members are: Barry Mochan (Chairman);Sheena Borthwick-Toomey (Secretary), Tom Tracey, Bill Calderwood, Alastair Dobson, Kenny Bone, Linda Johnstone, Margie Currie, Vicki Yuill, Ruth Betley and Angus Adamson.

How to become a member

To become an Ordinary Member of ADT:

Membership will allow you monthly updates on our progress and gives you a vote at the Annual General Meeting, allowing you to influence policy and direction as well as standing for membership of the Board of Directors should you wish to do so.  In addition, becoming a member sends an important message to all concerned, the ADT priority of providing affordable housing on Arran, is supported by the community.

Membership is Free.  Sign up by clicking here


Sheena Borthwick-Toomey
Secretary
The Arran Development Trust
c/o The Visitor Information Centre
The Pier
Brodick
Isle of Arran
KA27 8AU

For further information please telephone Sheena Borthwick-Toomey on Mobile 07711 223 209
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