All who care about Applecross, whether residents, holiday home owners or visitors, are very welcome to attend and contribute to Forum meetings.
The provisional date for the next Forum Meeting, by Zoom, is Wednesday 10 February 2021
The Forum meeting planned for Wednesday 13 January 2021 is postponed. At the last meeting of the Forum on 18 November 2020 it was decided that work should progress towards the establishment of a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) to hold, manage and distribute the Community Fund. It was hoped that by now a draft governing document would be available to be considered and discussed. Unfortunately that has not proved possible. For this reason I have decided that the meeting should be postponed to allow this document to be produced. Wednesday 10 February 2021 has been identified provisionally as an alternative date for the next meeting.
Kathrine EC Mackie
Forum Advisory Group
The proposal for the establishment of an Advisory Group of the
Applecross Community Forum was approved at the virtual meeting
of the Forum in November 2020. The role of the Advisory Group was set out in a paper on the Forum which can be found in the ‘Minutes’ section of this website.
In summary, the Advisory Group is intended to assist and support the Chair
of the Forum, be involved in the framing of Terms of Reference for the
Chair and review the workings of the Forum. It was envisaged that the
Advisory Group would also be involved in arrangements for a Secretary
but this may be dependent upon decisions made in relation to the
appointment of an Administrator for the proposed Community Fund.
Tom O’Halloran and Jess Whistance have already kindly volunteered to
be members of the Advisory Group. It is believed that ideally the Group
should comprise 3 members who would hold office for a period of two
years. Anyone who is interested in this role should contact the Chair
“Shadow” Trustee for planned SCIO to hold Community Fund
At the meeting of the Forum it was also agreed that work continue with a
view to establishing a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
(SCIO) to hold, manage and disburse the Community Fund. A detailed
paper setting out the background, the current position and what work still
required to be carried out was prepared for the meeting and is available
on the website. A reading or re-reading of this paper is commended. Four
“Shadow” Trustees have volunteered to take on this work and were
approved at the meeting, namely, Fiona Mackenzie, Tery McCowan,
David Mackie and Jon Glover (as Chair of the Community Council). It was
agreed that ideally there should be five Trustees. Anyone who is
interested in becoming a Trustee should contact Fiona Mackenzie email@example.com