NEW, DEDICATED WEBSITE FOR THE ARISAIG LAND, SEA & ISLANDS CENTRE!
We have just launched a brand new, dedicated website for the Arisaig Land, Sea & Islands Centre. You can see it here
Butterfly & Moth Safari, 30th July 2017
Sunday’s Butterfly & Moth event at the Arisaig Land, Sea & Islands Centre was a great success, despite the relentless morning rain!
About 25 people of all ages braved the rain to join us for morning coffee and homemade cakes, before Tom Prescott from Butterfly Conservation, opened up the moth traps (set the night before in Morar, Tougal and Arisaig) to reveal their contents. Lots of very beautiful moths were identified, including a couple of species as yet unrecorded on this part of the west coast. The moths were less than enthusiastic about regaining their freedom in such wet weather conditions. . .
A timely, early afternoon gap in the rain lasted long enough for a very enjoyable, and wonderfully informal butterfly walk and talk, led by Tom, around nearby Arisaig Glen.
The children were encouraged to take part in the Big Butterfly Count, currently taking place around the UK – www.bigbutterflycount.org – an annual survey of butterfly numbers and species, organised by Butterfly Conservation.
Arisaig Community Trust – working for Arisaig
A bit of background . . . .
Arisaig Community Trust (ACT) was set up to support and promote the sustainable development of the Arisaig community (in this context the Arisaig community includes all addresses with a PH39 postcode). All aspects of community life are included – education, environment, recreation, culture, employment – for all generations who make up our diverse population. ACT wants to assist in developing a true sense of community.
The Trust can act in a variety of ways including: initiating new projects; supporting community groups; taking responsibility for local amenities; promoting environmental schemes such as a community carbon footprint analysis; and, perhaps most importantly, endeavouring to set up a long term income-generating scheme to support local initiatives. The Trust has charitable status, and is a company limited by guarantee.
The Trust is managed by a board of directors, the members of which are elected by full members of ACT (i.e. members aged over 18 and resident in postcode area PH39). Board members can also be co-opted. Other categories of membership include those of Associate and Junior members. More information about membership categories can be found in the ACT Memorandum & Articles of Association (see below). New members are always welcome, and joining is very simple.
ACT board members are as follows:
Hugh Cameron (chair), Julia Gordon(vice-chair), Pamela King (appointed director), Heather MacDougall, Iain Macniven, Kate Mundell, Gordon Stewart (treasurer)
Company Secretary: Kate Mundell
Minute secretary: Rosemary Bridge
The next meeting of ACT will take place on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at the Arisaig Land, Sea Islands Centre, starting at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend
The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Arisaig Community Trust can be found below.