Braemar Community Limited
Working to achieve sustainable, economic, environmental and social development for the community of Braemar.
- £4M of projects underway
- 256 company members from a community of c.500
- Over £1M was raised in 2020 in support of community projects
To support the village of Braemar via the management of community assets and delivery of projects for the benefit of residents and the visiting public.Simon Blackett, Chairman BCL
Braemar Community Limited has delivered a steady stream of succesful projects and has ambitious plans for the years ahead.
Braemar Castle is currently fundraising for a major enhancement project called ‘Raising the Standard’.
The settlement at Auchtavan was restored by BCL in 2008 and is now open to the public to visit and used by schools as a training and educational resource.
Development of 15 homes as part of a community-owned affordable housing scheme.
BCL is accountable for this 14th Century ruined fortification in the centre of the village. Maintained by members of the community it is a reminder of the village’s rich history.
Linked to the acquisition of land for the Community Housing Project, BCL owns the Tomrichton Wood to establish a Community Woodland.
Braemar Outdoor Group was set up in 2015 with the principle aim of maintaining and enhancing outdoor activities and access in the vicinity of Braemar.
Providing Project Incubation support for ideas aligned with the BCL vision is a central activity for the team. Details of previous projects can be seen below.
Our role as a Project Incubator – helping ideas grow
Braemar Community Limited has provided a home for many different community-led projects in the early days of their development. Ideas generated by passionate individuals and groups have benefited from the support of BCL directors or members, with access provided to the financial infrastructure required to progress these ideas from concept to completion. Many of our Incubator Projects have gone on to deliver above and beyond initial expectations and now play an integral part in the fabric of village life. If you have a great idea but need some support to take the next step, get in touch!
Following a repair and rejuvenation project, St Margaret’s is now run as a popular heritage and performing arts venue in the village.
A scheme creating environmentally friendly hydro-electric energy and generating funds for community benefit.
Braemar Play Park
An inclusive play park offering an enriching and varied play experience for local and visiting children alike.
A celebration of the mountains including workshops on winter skills, talks from engaging speakers and other cultural events.
The Braemar Men’s Shed was established to provide mental and physical stimulation through social interaction for men within the Braemar village area.
The Group hosts talks on topics of local interest, maintains an archive of information and research material, organises history walks and has produced three local history guides.
The village of Braemar is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery the village also boasts a thriving arts and music scene. This thriving village is a popular tourist destination.
Braemar Community Limited is working to achieve the sustainable, economic, environmental and social development of the community of Braemar.
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