Strathard Community Council

Site Map

Go to content

Planters, benches & noticeboards


In 2009 the Community Council received funding from Stirling Council's Community Pride Fund and installed seven planters in Aberfoyle Main Street to replace the old ones which had become an eyesore. Our thanks are due to many helpers and the other shops who joined in with planting - the appearance of the Main Street has been greatly improved. Benches were also maintained or replaced, due to an excellent response from Stirling Council Streetscape to our requests.

During the spring of 2010 this scheme was extended throughout Strathard with a large project funded by the National Park, which brought not only planters but also benches and refurbished or new noticeboards to every village in Strathard. These new locations are Loch Ard at Kinlochard, Inversnaid school, hotel & pier and Stronachlachar pier at Loch Katrine. Owen McKee, the area’s National Park elected board member, toured around Strathard villages meeting the folk who had worked hard to make the scheme a success by designing, wood-working, installing and planting. Helpers included 5 community councillors, Kirkton Studios of Aberfoyle, trainees and instructors from Green Routes in Gartmore and the children and staff from Inversnaid Primary School. During his trip around the area he also met many others who had contributed to making the initiative possible or provided sponsorship, including Guyana, The Wee Blether, The Pier Tearoom, Stirling Council Streetscape, Kinlochard Village Hall, the Sir Walter Scott Trust and Inversnaid Hotel. More project photographs are in
this file.

Back to content | Back to main menu