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About the Applecross Community Company

In 2008, the Applecross Community Company was formed with a wide remit of taking forward community development and renewable energy projects.

The initial trigger for creating the Community Company was to take on the community filling station and refurbish it - providing a vital service to the people of the peninsula.

applecross fuel pumps








In 2008 we started to explore the potential of a community owned renewable energy project for Applecross and made slow but steady progress as volunteers until we were able to secure some funding.

In March 2011 we received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund for 1 year, in order to develop a community owned micro-hydro scheme to planning permission stage. The overall objective of this scheme is to earn an income to be spent on community development priorities, identified through consultation with the community. The funding also covers initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of the local community.

The six Directors of the Community Company are all local volunteers, elected by local members:


Owen Kilbride (Chair)

Henry Robertson

Nicholas Goldthorpe

Roslyn Clarke

Valerie Hodgkinson

Saara Vittanen



The Community Company currently has one full time Local Development Officer Alison Macleod (funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise). In addition there was one part time Development Officer for Applecross Energy Efficiency in post Valerie Hogkinson (funded by the Climate Challenge Fund). This post has ended in February 2015.


The Community Company gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the following funders:

Climate Challenge Fund climate challenge fund logo



Highlands and Islands Enterprise highlands and islands enterprise logo



Community Broadband Scotland


Highland LEADER Programme  highland leader programme logo




Scotland Rural Development Programme scotland rural development programme & scottish government logo





The Big Lottery Fund big lottery fund logo




Village SOS


CARES loans                                        

Innovation and infrastracture fund



We also receive valuable support from Community Energy Scotland.



The Applecross Community Company is a registered company no. SC34825. In January 2012 we were granted charitable status, OSCR no. SC042865. 

Address: The Schoolhouse, Applecross, Strathcarron, Wester Ross IV54 8LU.

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