Community Council returns after eight month break

Ardentinny’s new community council held its first public meeting on 17th December, 2018. Neil Robinson, Convener began by thanking the previous committee for its work and  introducing the new committee, i.e., Bill Tierney, Treasurer, Alistair McLundie, Secretary, Rob Bray and Jim Robinson, ordinary members. He also later announced that Marian Norris is being co-opted on …

Ardentinny Winter Fair 2018

  Ardentinny saw lots of early festive shopping and good cheer at its Winter Fair on Saturday. There was handcrafted jewellery, knitwear, woodwork and paintings by local artists alongside vintage clothes, bric-a- brac, plants and preserves plus delicious home baking. A cosy kids’ corner kept the younger visitors entertained while those more senior enjoyed mince …

Possibility of additional hydro projects in Ardentinny

Co-Hydrover Ltd. and Partners are studying the possibility of operating two additional hydro electric projects in Ardentinny, i.e., at the Coull Burn and Old School Burn, the latter being the burn beside the village car park and presumably so-called because of its proximity to the original Old School, i.e., Glencairn Cottage.

Regarding The Coull Burn Project, the contractor, Robert Brakes who was also representing his project partner Co-Hydrover, recently met with members of the Village Hall Committee along with Dougie Menzies, Chair of Ardentinny Renewables Trust. The object of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of erecting a pole on village hall land in exchange for a cheaper electricity tariff for the hall.

Cuil Burn Proposed Hydro-Electric Turbine site – Click map to download PDF

The turbine would be situated on Forestry Commission land, for which they will receive 20% of the project’s profits and the proposal is to connect to the grid by bringing an underground cable across the road and connecting it to a pole to be erected on village hall ground. In exchange, the hall will receive a reduced electricity tariff while the turbine is running, as will proprietors of other property through which the cable runs. Continue reading “Possibility of additional hydro projects in Ardentinny”