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Appin Community Development Trust

Working for the whole community

Appin Community Development Trust

The Appin Community Development Trust is passionate about building community cohesion and resilience and meeting the challenges of being remote and rural. As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) it is uniquely able to provide services and manage assets and infrastructure on behalf of the people who live and work in Appin.  

It is owned by its membership – you can join if you are a resident or as an associate member if you live further afield. A leadership group of Trustees is chosen by the membership and is fully accountable to the membership. These Trustees take pride in their plans, projects and activities and promote a complementary community approach working in harmony with other organisations, particularly the Appin Community Council, and the Appin Community Co-op & Trust. Our recent newsletter that was delivered to every door in the area is also available here to review.

Trustee Board

The Trust is led by a Trustee board, comprising elected volunteers, all from Appin. In total the Trust can have up to 10 trustees elected by the membership, and a further 3 trustees nominated by the board if they wish.  As much as possible we seek trustees who are also involved in other community initiatives such as the Community Council, Co-operative Management Committee, Community Trust and Church. This helps working together to ensure the best outcomes for all. The trustees also have links with the two churches, the two community halls and other organisations.

All the trustees are active in other community or voluntary organisations, coming from different backgrounds with a wide spread of skills and experience across a wide age range. They are unpaid volunteers and give significant amounts of their time to promote and support community services and activities.

Being a trustee is a responsible and fulfilling role and provides new and different insights and experience.  If you want to make a serious contribution to Appin, have skills to bring, and want to be a trustee, please get in touch.

The current trustees are:

Bob Cornish – Chairman – Fasnacloich.
(Community Council, Community Trust)

Charles Steuart-Fothringham – Secretary – Achnacone.
(Convener Community Council)

Penny Cousins – Treasurer – Fasnacloich.

Alison MacCorquodale – Trustee – Inverfolla.
(Community Council)

Archie MacKenzie-Baldursson – Trustee – Fasnacloich.
(Appin Craft Shop – Port Appin)

Wilma Hickman – Tynribbie – Appin.


Owned by membership

The Trust is owned by its membership, which is principally made up of the many residents who are interested in supporting their own local community. In addition, there are some non-resident members who have a keen interest in supporting Appin such as local businesses, and regular visitors. 

Managed by trustees

The membership is responsible for appointing a board of trustees, who in turn oversee the management of the Trust and its operations. The Trustee Board generally meets up to 10 times per year, and reports to the membership annually at the AGM, usually held in March.


This website acts as a local hub, publishing information about organisations and events relevant to Appin residents and visitors. The Trust respects the privacy of individuals who are either mentioned on the site or are users of the website. Read our Privacy Policy below, or download here (PDF). data protection & privacy policy is the website service provided by Appin Community Development Trust (the Trust). The website acts as a local hub, publishes information about organisations and events relevant to Appin residents and visitors. The Trust respects the privacy of individuals who are either mentioned on the site or are users of the website.

We request permission before publishing personal information which is not already in the public domain, and we collect only the minimum information necessary from web visitors. Such information as is collected is stored securely and destroyed when no longer needed; it is shared only with trusted third parties and then only when we use them to provide our own services. We assess the third parties we use to confirm that they take the same care over the information as we do ourselves.

Information published on

The website publishes information about organisations and events relevant to Appin residents and visitors. We take care to ensure that all the information we publish respects the privacy of any individuals concerned. We generally only publish personal information where this is already in the public domain. In the case of any doubt, we contact the individual to seek permission before publication.

Should you have any concerns about any information about you which is published on the website, please contact to request it being changed or removed; we will always respond positively and promptly to such requests.

Cookies & information about website visitors

We collect the following information about visitors to

-       Cookies: Cookies are files placed on your computer or device through your web browser when you visit We use cookies or similar technology to automatically collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information and to provide performance monitoring and other core website functions including Google Maps, Google Calendar and our online store. None of our cookies give 3rd parties, other than our ecommerce or webhost partners, access to any personal data.

You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable them in your browser, by visiting Note that if you disable cookies, you will not be able to use our online store or other core functions of the website.

-       IP address: as is industry standard practice, we record web visitor IP addresses for security and fraud prevention purposes. This data is stored with appropriate security by our webhost and ecommerce providers and is deleted after use; it is accessible only to administrators at our webhost and ecommerce providers who require access for operational reasons.

-       Website performance: visits to are tracked anonymously using Google Analytics.

-       Contact forms: includes a number of forms to make it easier for visitors to contact us (contact email addresses are provided as an alternative for every form). Users who opt to use a form must include minimal contact details (name, email address) to allow us to reply to their submissions. These details are emailed directly to the appropriate destination for the form (usually on submission; a reference copy is retained securely at our webhost partners in case of email problems.

-       Online donations: uses the Virgin Money Giving service to accept donations - see below.

-       Online store: the online store collects additional information from customers of the store. This additional information is covered under the store's Privacy Policy.

Data protection and privacy contact

If you have any concerns or questions about data protection and privacy issues at, please contact in the first instance.

Donating through Charities Aid Foundation

The Trust uses the Charities Aid Foundation service to accept online donations: Charities Aid Foundation's privacy policy can be seen here.