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January 2014

Minutes of Board Meeting held at Kilmun Hall 29 January 2014



Directors in Attendance:


Dinah McDonald               Chair

David McKenzie                 Secretary     

David Eaglesham    




Pearl Brown                     Treasurer

Victor Sandall

Cllr Bruce Marshall



Minutes of Meeting 6 November 2013


The draft minutes of the Trust Board meeting of 6 November 2013 were reviewed and the following changes made:


Villages in Bloom – Bruce maintains all planters
AOCB - the use of the Pier Buildings when the Queens Hall is closed is only a proposal at this point
AOCB – the AICCT is identifying a project to remove all ponticum (not just Rashfield)
Future Meetings – Dinah will also attend the Community Partnership annual gathering.


With these changes, the minutes were proposed by Dinah, seconded by David and adopted.



Matters Arising




Business of the Trust


Secretary’s Report


Nothing to report  


Update on membership


Nothing to report


Treasurer’s Report


Due to absence of Treasurer, current bank balances were not available


Dinah confirmed that both project (£1000) and administrative (£800) grant applications to the National Park had been approved and paid, as had the grant for invasive species training and equipment from the Forestry Commission.



Community Action Plan - 2012 


Action Status:


Theme 1:


Priority 1 – Invasive Species:


The training course for removal of invasive species took place from 12 – 14 January and was very successful.
Seven individuals attended – 2 Council,1 Forest Service, 1 Kilfinan CDT, 1 Ardentinny CC, 1 Benmore & Kilmun CDT, 1 Blairmore
Equipment, protective clothing and spraying fluid have been bought
Spraying will commence in August


Priority 2 – Coastal Path:


On hold


Priority 3 – Develop Powder Mill site


On hold


Priority 4 – Improved Signage


Bruce had e-mailed the Trust to ask if they would fund the replacement of the community notice board at Younger Hall, Kilmun which had been destroyed by recent weather. It was agreed to check if this was not the responsibility of the Hall.


Theme 2:


Priority 1 – Blairmore Village Green


A series of community meetings have been held with the participation of NP officers and 7N architects. Options for the use of the green have been developed and a final set of recommendations is expected in February.
A decision from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) on funding assistance is awaited.


Priority 2 – Strone Pier


A discussion was held about whether the Trust should approach SLF regarding obtaining funds for the purchase of the former John Brown site adjacent to Strone pier for retirement homes or similar. David to check and report back.


Priority 5 - Village Appearance


Nothing to report


Theme 3:


Priority 2 – Business Development


Nothing to report


Theme 4:


Priority 1: Sewage facilities upgrade


Kilmun CC has written to SEPA about this and a meeting is planned between Kilmun CC, SEPA and NP officers. David will attend.


Priority 3 – Renewable Energy


Nothing to report






Nothing to report


Villages in Bloom


Nothing to report


Graham’s Point Community Park


Inspection and certification of play equipment – a contractor had been identified to carry out the required repair work and the replacement parts had been purchased. Work remains to be scheduled.


Work was still needed to maintain the Willow Tunnel, benches and planters. It now looks as if the Trust will have to contract with a firm to carry out this work. Dinah to check who might be available.


As part of on-going maintenance, it should be checked if more seating is required.  


Working Groups / Projects


Paths and Access


The pathway from Invereck to the bus stop is now complete


The Eachaig path is also now complete


The Walking Group remains successful and has started the 2014 program


Argyll Mausoleum Ltd (AML)


Construction work continues – some unexpected delays were encountered in December, postponing the end of the construction phase until February


The informal launch of the Visitor Centre was performed by the Reverend David Mill on 27 January; this was followed by a well-attended talk on the Campbells by Ann Galliard.


The Visitor Centre is now open to the public 3 days per week, and is staffed by volunteers.


The Mausoleum itself is scheduled to be completed in the August time frame.  




Nothing to report


Future Meetings / Date of next meeting



The next meeting of the Trust Board will be held at 19:30 on Wednesday 12 March. Venue – Younger Hall, Kilmun; Bruce is requested to book the small hall.   

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