Comrie Development Trust, set up in 2006, is a charitable organisation owned and managed by local people living within the boundary of Comrie & district area – Strathearn. Our Board consists of up to 12 voluntary positions elected by the membership with up to three co-opted positions to attract particular skills. Our members are the lifeblood of our Trust and support us in all sorts of ways – we have over 700. Through the support of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund in 2009, we opened a ‘main street’ office in the village which is now located on Drummond Street.
Comrie is also lucky enough to be just minutes from the famous WWII PoW Camp, Cultybraggan. When the Trust was first created, there was overwhelming support for the Trust to buy the camp on behalf of the community and, subsequently, in September 2007 the CDT took ownership of the 90 acre site.
Currently the Trust employs 3 full time equivalent members of staff, who cover various roles such as finance, office management, estate management, project development and marketing. The office is an established place for the community with a friendly open-door policy to provide information, guidance and promote the many facets of the Trust.
To enable and assist individuals and groups in Comrie to make their dreams come true in Sports and Entertainment, Rural Arts and Crafts, Business Marketing and Manufacture and to allow the purchased land resources of the village available, accessible and useable to this end.
Our principles are to:
Work closely with local people, groups and businesses
Capture and build community passion, enthusiasm, ideas and skills
Promote quality in everything that we do
Keep our £ local
Ensure every aspect of our work is financially and environmentally sustainable
Keep our eye on the future whilst learning from the past
Several community groups have grown through the CDT and currently these are; The Comrie Heritage Group, Comrie Orchard Group, Renewables & Resources Group, Events & Recreation Group and Comrie Woodland Group.
The Trust is always looking for volunteers to become members by attending AGM meetings and spreading the word about what we do. Alternatively you can volunteer in other ways. Would you like to lend a hand? Help the Comrie Heritage Group at events, open days or with heritage tours. Visit the Orchard Group at one of their working days to help with pruning, planting or weeding! Maybe you have an interest in events management? Help to organise sporting activities at the camp or painting white lines for sporting pitches is always needed. Could you lend a hand with hut maintenance, generating revenue or some marketing & communications? If any of the above interests you, please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Comrie Development Trust welcomes anybody to visit the office to talk with us about the community, about what we do, or just to say hello.
Office opening hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm (Tues-Fri)
Telephone: 01764 670769
Comrie Post Office is a true ‘one stop shop’, not only for your postal requirements but also for stationery, greetings cards, gifts and our new and expanding grocery range, with everything you need from Border Biscuits to toothpaste, not to mention homemade tablet.
We can process road tax, bill paying, banking facilities and foreign currency as well as Royal Mail and Parcelforce services. You can also top up phones, electricity and gas with us.
Our new website will shortly be up and running, where you will be able to find out more about our services and also browse a small range of gifts and personalised Comrie merchandise which we will be happy to send anywhere in the world so you always have a bit of Comrie wherever you are!
Comrie Workspace is a friendly, flexible, shared working environment located in the beautiful rural surroundings of historic WW2 POW camp, Cultybraggan.
Housed in a newly refurbished Nissen hut that was part of the original camp, this is what we provide for freelancers, the self-employed, small businesses or anybody else who would like to enjoy the benefits of a shared office environment without the commitment of a lease:
Rent desk space by the day, week, month or longer
Perfect for freelancers, sole traders, project workers, small businesses, distance workers or students
Escape the solitude of the home office
Share ideas, grow your business or simply enjoy a chat over coffee
Includes desk space, high-speed broadband, lounge, meeting area, beverages, snacks and even home baking
Evening and weekend meeting facilities for community groups, companies, teachers/study groups
Flexible and affordable pricing
Get in touch or see our website and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/comrieworkspace/ more information and updates.
Comrie Workspace Limited
Hut 14, Cultybraggan
Comrie PH6 2AB