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Woods at Port Appin, autumn
Bluebells, Port Appin

Welcome to, the community website hub for the Appin area. Keep in touch with local news and events; find details of local organisations and businesses.

The site is one of the projects supported by Appin Community Development Trust: follow the links to find out more or to support the Trust.

Appin Aid

Covid-19 community support in Appinr

Appin Community Development Trust

Working for the whole communityr

Latest news and upcoming events are shown here. Visit our News & Events page to see all.

Latest news

See all the news on our News & Events page>.

First published 
May 15, 2020
First published 
May 18, 2020

Dalnashean Virtual Garden Visit

Fundraising for Appin Aid: a virtual garden tour and online craft sales

First published 
May 1, 2020
First published 
May 4, 2020

Providing help during the on-going COVID 19 crisis

Hardship funds for those with genuine financial need

First published 
Apr 16, 2020
First published 
Apr 16, 2020

News from Port Appin Surgery 16/8/20

This week I can bring you some cautiously optimistic news.

First published 
Apr 8, 2020
First published 
Apr 8, 2020

Shielding, Self Isolating and Social Distancing – Confused?

Guidance about Shielding, Self Isolating and Social Distancing

First published 
Apr 4, 2020
First published 
Apr 4, 2020

Two weekly bin collections from Monday 6 April

New bin collections

Upcoming events

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Information for visitors

Visit Appin, Port Appin and Glen Creran in north Argyll on Scotland's west coast. Stunning scenery and seascapes full of natural beauty and wildlife. Explore Loch Linnhe's coastline by foot or on bicycle, hop on the ferry to the isle of Lismore, climb a hill with the reward of stunning views or simply relax and enjoy delicious local seafood in one of Appin's restaurants, cafes or bars. Whatever you do, a friendly welcome awaits you.

Appin is a fragile, rural community which we need to protect from the spread of COVID-19. We therefore respectfully ask visitors - in campervans, cars & caravans - to stay away from the area for the time being.

As Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday 22 March 2020 "To protect Scotland, we must all do the right thing. Scotland is a warm and welcoming country and I fervently hope it’s not too long before we are opening our arms and our countryside to visitors again – but right now our priority must be to protect people from this virus, protect our NHS and protect Scotland."

Local organisations in the Appin area

Appin is vibrant, caring and welcoming. Being 20 miles distant from the nearest town, Oban, its people value cohesion and are truly resilient and self-supporting in many aspects of remote rural life.

The key community organisations, such as the Church, Community Council, the community’s two charitable trusts and many other groups all work closely together, alongside local businesses, for community good.

Quick links

Appin Aid>Development Trust>Community Co-op>Community Transport>Community Council>Churches>

Directory of local businesses

Appin hosts a healthy number of local businesses - long established and new. With the local business directory it's easy to get in touch.

Information about The Trust

Appin Community Development Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), uniquely able to provide services and manage assets and infrastructure on behalf of the people who live and work in Appin. 

The Trust is passionate about building community cohesion and resilience and meeting the challenges of being remote and rural. It is owned by its membership – you can join if you are a resident.

Find out more about the Trust and its projects, contact Trust Officers or offer to volunteer by following the link .

The Development Trust>