About Brora Development Trust

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Brora Development Trust was formed in 2013 by local people passionate 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).

Brora Development Trust helps facilitate social, economic and environmental growth in Brora and the district of Clyne, through its various projects, including the Discover Brora initiative.

The Trust is managed by has a voluntary Board of Trustees and currently employs a full time Development Officer, part time Visitor Information Officer, Lead Youth Worker and three Sessional Youth Workers.

Current projects currently include:

The Otter’s Couch – an arts and crafts social enterprise in the village centre, providing earning opportunities for over 40 local people

Brora Youth Initiative – A community initiative, steered by a voluntary sub-committee called 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

Discover Brora – Brora Development Trust support and promote community-led tourism and run a visitor information point, located in its social enterprise arts and crafts shop, The Otter’s Couch, in the centre of the village. The Discover Brora website and social media platforms were also set up to provide helpful information for visitors and act as a platform for all local businesses to promote themselves. 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’.

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.

Food Share Shed support – support for two food share units in Brora, at Brora Village Hub and working with Engaging with Activity and Brora Community Centre group, The Annex located at Brora Community Centre.

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