About Brora Development Trust

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Brora Development Trust was formed in 2013 by a group of passionate local people in order to establish a grass-roots approach to making our community a better place to live, work and play.

Brora Development Trust is the known as name for Brora and District Action Group and is a  Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC043968).

The purpose of Brora Development Trust is to facilitate social, economic and environmental growth in Brora and the district of Clyne, through a comprehensive programme of work.

The Trust is managed by has a voluntary Board of 8 Trustees and currently employs a full time Development Manager and a team of 5 part-time Youth Workers.

Current projects currently include:

The Otter’s Couch – an arts and crafts social enterprise located in the village centre, providing earning opportunities for over 40 local people. The Otter’s Couch has been operating for 5 years and has a wide selection of arts and crafts. The shop also houses a Visitor Information Point, providing information on where to stay, what to see and do and what’s on in Brora.

Discover Brora – Brora Development Trust support and promote community-led tourism. The Trust set up and manage the Discover Brora website and social media platforms, to provide helpful information for visitors and a platform for advertising for local businesses. The Discover Brora brand was created by a group of local volunteers who are passionate about Brora and the community they live in.

The website is however an organic and ever evolving entity and not a completely finished, well polished website, so we ask for your understanding as the site grows. Local businesses are adding their details to the listings pages and continue to do so. This website truly is ‘by the community, for the community’.

Brora Youth Initiative – A community initiative, steered by a voluntary sub-committee, Brora Youth Partnership, working alongside the charity Youth Highland. Brora Development Trust run twice weekly youth group sessions for secondary school aged young people in Brora

Happy School Holidays Project – The Development Trust provides support to parents/carers of children and young people in Early Years, primary and secondary education in Brora during school holidays, with grocery vouchers. This builds on provisions made previously, of breakfast packs and meal starter kits.

Community Newsletter and Community Calendar – The Trust produce a quarterly newsletter and month community calendars, with information about what’s on in Brora and some of the latest community news.

Previous projects include:

Improvements to pedestrian signage in Brora village centre

Replacement of football goals at Muirfield football pitch