Outdoor Centre lends a hand on the beach

bluebeach1Working with the John Muir Trust, Ardentinny Outdoor Centre will be undertaking monitoring and cleaning of the beach from Ardentinny Hotel to Finart Bay from the end of February. It’s anticipated that the visiting groups will undertake the work every 4-6 weeks, with local Strone School children hopefully also participating.

The Outdoor Centre’s Aidan Docherty said at the recent meeting of the Community Council that the conservation project will encourage the participating children to work towards the John Muir Trust Discover Award. Mr. Docherty also suggested that the centre may be able to offer some of its resources to the community such as strimming, grass-cutting and possibly assisting in the nature trail initiative.

Additionally, Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is introducing weekend groups at the centre, promoting existing centre activities with both the John Muir Trust and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and acting as an information point for promoting the area.


A New Beginning: Ardentinny Outdoor Centre is Sold

Ardentinny Outdoor Centre

Ardentinny Outdoor Centre

At a quiet Community Council meeting, with only three members of the public in attendance, Aidan Docherty, Head of Centre, announced that Actual Reality had bought the village outdoor centre from Argyll and Bute Council, with the deal apparently closing this Thursday, 7th February, 2013.

The purchase includes the slipway, the listed building ‘Old Ferry House’ at the slipway entrance, the outdoor centre itself, including the two ‘cottages’ together with the grounds which apparently extend to 6.714 acres (Title Disposition July 1968).

Aidan introduced Richard Miller, Actual Reality’s Finance Officer and invited any questions or expressions of concern regarding the negotiation and purchase of the centre either at the meeting or at any time in the future. He stressed the positive impact of this acquisition, highlighting the fact that the centre is approaching its 40th anniversary and that Actual Reality, which will soon become [Read more…]


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