A Community Development Trust for Strathnairn

Strathnairn Development Company was formed in 2019. It is a community-owned organisation established to help develop the Strathnairn community.

About Us

Our Values

Our mission is to invest in the community in order to empower the current and next generation while respecting our heritage. We do that, by seeking community values, creating action plans and seeking necessary resources to invest in the future and provide long term, sustainable benefits for the community.

What is a development trust?

As a member of Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS), our business model is planned to follow suit in terms of community, ownership and investment.


Development Trusts are community organisation which are owned and managed by the local community through membership.


Aim to reduce dependency on grant support by generating income through enterprise and ownership of assets. All trading surpluses are principally reinvested in the organisation or the community.

Invest in the future

Aim to achieve sustainable regeneration of a community or address a range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues within the community.


Who are we?

We currently have 7 trustees that oversee SDC. We seek to work in partnership with various local bodies and community groups.

Board meetings are held monthly (currently via zoom).


Recent Updates

Community meetings

We are holding some whole community meetings to discuss where we should go next with the CAP, what are the priorities, etc. We are especially keen to hear the voices of the community groups, yourselves as members and the wider community. Below are some details.

Community Action Plan has been published!

Today SDC has published the Community Action Plan (CAP) for Strathnairn. We have updated the Community Action Plan webpage with more information, including links to the CAP documents. You can also head directly to our documents page where the CAP summary and the whole CAP are listed for downloading. There are no plans to provide…

CAP: Community Survey Extension

Thank you to all those residents who have completed a community survey questionnaire already. Our page on the Community Action Plan has been updated. Due to a rising response rate, we have decided to extend the community survey period by two weeks, until the end of the 10th October 2021. This should ensure that all…

Become a Member

By being a member, you will be entitled to have your say regarding company policies and direction, attend and vote at General Meetings, as well as nominate and be nominated as a Trustee.

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we also seek enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.