At an Extraordinary General Meeting on 19 May 2011, Ardentinny Community Trust members unanimously passed the motion to amend Clause 7 of its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Amendment was necessary in order to comply with the National Forest Land Scheme through which The Trust is buying Glenfinart Walled Garden and, with this now in place, conveyancing can proceed for the purchase when the necessary funds are in place.
The Glenfinart Walled Garden Appeal has attracted several donations and some have also opted in to the loan scheme, whereby 10-year loans can be made towards the purchase price. Details of this scheme and a copy of the loan agreement are available from Trust Convenor, Dennis Gower, Lorien, Ardentinny. You can also donate online here. Keep up to date with the latest developments at www.GlenfinartGarden.org or you can become a friend of the Walled Garden at their brand new Facebook page.
On Thursday 5th May, members of Ardentinny Community Trust Ltd. met with officials from Forestry Commission Scotland and members of the National Forest Land Scheme’s Evaluation Panel whose members are drawn from organisations with forestry and community interests throughout Scotland, e.g., Assynt, Forres, Community Woodland projects and other community buy-outs.
The Panel took a tour of Glenfinart Walled Garden and discussed, with the Trust, the progress made to date. More useful contacts and offers of support were made and both groups concluded that the visit had been very worthwhile.