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10th August 2020 – Community Directors Meeting

10th August 2020 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart FoundationCommunity Directors MeetingMonday 10th August 4:00 p.m. 2020Attending Via Tele Conf: Grant Holroyd (GH) Chair, Jane Davies (JD), Morag Anderson (MA), Iain Robertson (IR), Denise Atherley (DA).Also Attending: Craig Dunn (CD), Louise Costello...

13th July 2020 – Community Directors Meeting

13th July 2020 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart FoundationCommunity Directors MeetingMonday 13th July 4:00 p.m. 2020Attending Via Tele Conf: Grant Holroyd (GH) Chair, Jane Davies (JD), Morag Anderson (MA), Iain Robertson (IR), Denise Atherley (DA).Also Attending: Craig Dunn (CD), Louise Costello (LC) Matt...

Bunkhouse Opening Update

Bunkhouse Opening Update

We know lots of people are interested to know what our opening plans are. It is likely that the bunkhouse will not operate under normality for some time. So a stage opening is likely. At the moment it is looking like we will be open late July. An update is expected on...

Covid-19 Position Statement

Covid-19 Position Statement

This is a direct copy of the piece presented in the VisitKnoydart website. From South Knoydart Community Council, Resilient Knoydart & Knoydart Foundation 5th July 2020 In line with the Scottish Government’s recent updates, many of our local businesses who were...

Our re-opening plans, post Covid-19

Our re-opening plans, post Covid-19

The Ranger Service (including walks and tours, Carbon Cycle bike hire and Long Beach Campsite) continues to be closed due to Coronavirus. We will review the situation again on 15th July and will reopen the different elements of the service once we are able to do so....

the SHOP is re-opening

the SHOP is re-opening

We have decided to re-open the SHOP on Knoydart. Please adhere to social distancing and also to the instructions printed on signs and given by our staff. We are opening for a limited amount of hours during the week starting on Friday 3rd of July. Monday 10 a.m. - 6....

Funding Success

Funding Success

We have been extremely lucky in being successful in applying for and gaining four grants from a variety of sources during the Covid-19 outbreak. We are eternally grateful to HIE and Highland Council for their support through this difficult tiime. Their support means...

Bunkhouse and Shop Closed

Bunkhouse and Shop Closed

It is with a heavy heart, but a sensible head, that we have taken the decision to close both the SHOP and the Bunkhouse here on Knoydart. We feel the risks are too great and we want to ensure the safety of our staff, our local population and visitors alike. We hope...

We’re already getting busy in 2020!  Fully booked dates listed here.

We’re already getting busy in 2020! Fully booked dates listed here.

Fully booked dates for 2020 It's looking busy in 2020 already at the Knoydart Foundation bunkhouse. Listed below are dates that we're already fully booked for. So if you want to stay with us then call us on 01687 462163 today. 1st, 2nd, 3rd May 2020 11th, 12th, 13th,...

Carnach Bridge now open

Carnach Bridge now open

We are delighted to announce that the new Carnach Bridge is open???? Thanks to all at Camusrory Estate for a fantastic afternoon's celebration and to everyone involved in the bridge replacement. There is no excuse now, so why not plan your walk in to Inverie? ????...

Experience truly Wild Stalking with us

Experience truly Wild Stalking with us

We welcome visitors who share our Land Management vision to come and stalk with us. As part of our objectives we require to cull the deer to a level where vegetation growth is enough to encourage a thriving habitat. The main income for our stalking operation derives...

Meetings Schedule

Meetings Schedule

Knoydart Foundation Meeting ScheduleJanuary 2020 -> January 2021 All members of the community are welcome to attend any of the following meetings. Unless stated they will all take place in the new Knoydart Foundation Office. Knoydart Foundation Full Board (New...

About the Knoydart Bunkhouse

About the Knoydart Bunkhouse

TELEPHONE NUMBER - 01687 462163   EMAIL -bunkhouse@knoydart.org The Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse located approximately half a mile south east of the centre of Inverie village, and there are 3 bedrooms sleeping 11, 8 &...

What can you buy the SHOP on Knoydart?

What can you buy the SHOP on Knoydart?

the SHOP is developing all the time. We have grand plans for expanding and enhancing the experience. But for your information please find below a brief list of things your can purchase in the SHOP on Knoydart. Alcohol - Ale and Beer (including the local Knoydart...

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

We have separate summer and winter opening hours. These are listed below. SUMMER MONDAY 10:00a.m - 5:00p.m. TUESDAY 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. WEDNESDAY 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. THURSDAY 1:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. FRIDAY 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. SATURDAY 10:30a.m. - 1:30p.m. SUNDAY closed...

11th November 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

11th November 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

CDs-minutes-20191111-ApprovedDownload Present Grant Holroyd, Morag Anderson, Denise Atherley, Jane Davies Apologies Ian Robertson Also Present Craig Dunn, Louise Costello, Fiona Lennie Declarations of Interest GH - Yasmine and Toms plot and Forest Trust Minutes of...

About the Ranger Service here on Knoydart

About the Ranger Service here on Knoydart

Our Ranger, Amie, is always busy creating and maintaining projects that allow locals and visitors to experience the wonder of Knoydart. Whether she's running tours, taking talks or collecting money from the campsite, she's always doing it with a smile and an...

Our Land Management Policy

Our Land Management Policy

Following consultation with the local community, the Natural Heritage Management Plan provides a guide to our land management policies. The consultation took the format of a range of evening lectures which looked at specific issues around land management and then led...

Accessing the land in Knoydart

Accessing the land in Knoydart

There have been big changes in recent years regarding access to the Scottish hills, and the Knoydart Foundation fully support and encourage responsible access by hillwalkers and other user-groups year-round. As with all areas of Scotland, the local Ranger Service is...

7th October 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

7th October 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Attending Grant Holroyd (Chair), Denise Atherley, Morag Anderson, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson Also attending Craig Dunn Apologies Declarations of interest GH – KFT, KRMinutes of previous meeting Approved MinutesMatters Arising DA – asked for all documents be PDF’s...

A brief history of the SHOP on Knoydart

A brief history of the SHOP on Knoydart

The Knoydart Foundation Shop is one of the activities that allows the community-run Knoydart Foundation to earn a secondary income to reinvest in the people and the place. We are a community-owned enterprise where all profits are reinvested back into the community....

9th September 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

9th September 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson In Attendance:  Craig Dunn Minutes taken by:  Craig Dunn 1.         Apologies            ...

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and changes to your booking If you wish to amend your booking, we request that you notify Knoydart Foundation as soon as possible. If you wish to amend your booking date, numbers or any other part of your booking Knoydart Foundation reserves the right to...

12th August 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

12th August 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson, Frank Atherly In Attendance:  Craig Dunn Minutes taken by:  Kristy Brown 1.         Apologies...

How your donations help

How your donations help

Donations make a huge difference to the people and ecology of Knoydart. It allows us to employ local people, provide services like the local shop and Post Office, maintain our tracks for visitors, provide commercial buildings that can host enterprises like the Tea...

Knoydart Bunkhouse Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to availability and Knoydart Trading Ltd reserves the right to decline any booking at its discretion. Block Bookings Block bookings can be made for any time of the year, but please note there is no discount at Christmas & New Year, Easter...

Deer Stalking Terms and Conditions

Knoydart Foundation – Deer Management 2020 Stalking Booking Terms & Conditions A provisional reservation can be made through our website. Your reservation will then be confirmed, or otherwise, by email and must then be followed up by payment in full within 7 days...

8th July 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

8th July 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Community Directors Meeting 08/07/19 Foundation Office Present Grant Holroyd, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson Also Present Craig Dunn Apologies Frank Atherley, Kristy Brown Previous meeting’s Minutes Approved Declaration of Interest None declared  Matters arising KF...

10th June 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

10th June 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson, Frank Atherly In Attendance:  Craig Dunn, Koa Bowyer, Hannah Bowyer, Rhona Miller, Liz Tibbetts Minutes taken by:  Kristy Brown 1.        ...

13th May 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

13th May 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart Foundation Community Directors Meeting Held Monday 13th May 2019 Village Hall, 4pm - 6pm Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies, Ian Robertson In Attendance:  Liz Tibbetts, Craig Dunn, Koa Bowyer, Hannah Bowyer Minutes taken...

11th March 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

11th March 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart Foundation Community Directors Meeting Held Tuesday 11th March 2019 Village Hall, 4pm - 6pm Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Jane Davies In Attendance:  Liz Tibbetts, Craig Dunn, Margaret Duncan Minutes taken by:  Kristy Brown 1....

12th February 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

12th February 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart Foundation Community Directors Meeting Held Thursday 12th February 2019 Village Hall, 4pm - 5.45pm Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Ian Robertson, Jane Davies In Attendance:  Liz Tibbetts, Craig Dunn, Margaret Duncan Minutes taken...

31st January 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

31st January 2019 – Community Directors Meeting

Knoydart Foundation Community Directors Meeting Held Thursday 31st January 2019 Village Hall, 4pm - 6.50pm Present:  Grant Holroyd (chair), Kristy Brown, Frank Atherly In Attendance:  Roger Trussell, Liz Tibbetts, Craig Dunn, Angela Williams Minutes taken...

Camping at Long Beach Campsite Knoydart

Camping at Long Beach Campsite Knoydart

Camping at Long Beach campsite on Knoydart is breathtaking. Open the front of your tent and you're presented with a jaw dropping view across Inverie Bay and out to the Isle of Rum. Behind you, up the glen you have mountainous peaks of the local Munros. Camping is by...

Self Guided Walks and Guides to Knoydart

Why not do the Knoydart in a Knutshell walk if visiting for a short time? We have produced a self-guiding walks leaflet for this and 11 other routes which can be purchased for £1each from the Knoydart Community Enterprise Shop. If you have a map you can explore...

Knoydart Mountain Bike Trails

The Skyline Trail and the Fun Loop Set amongst some of Scotlands most dramatic scenery these two linked trails take you high above the village of Inverie, through mature, open woodland and cleared, regenerating native woodland areas; with the opportunity to take in...

Knoydart Bike Hire

Get around Knoydart by Mountain bike. Hire your bikes from Knoydart Carbon Cycle Bike Hire @ the SHOP Knoydart (Call 01687 310325) and travel the public roads and private tracks around Knoydart. Take in the sights as you travel with otters, golden eagles, sea eagles,...

Knoydart Mindfulness Walks

If you don't fancy an informative guided walk, why not try a sensory one instead? Mindfulness walks help people to relax and focus, whilst undertaking low level exercise. Walks are held once a month on  Monday mornings. See the Ranger Service timetable for more...

Knoydart Private Walks and Tours

Private walks and Tours: If the sceduled walks and tours don't suit, why not book Ranger Amie privately, who can customise walks and tours to suit your needs. See the timetable page for more information.

Knoydart Public Walks and Land Rover Tours

Knoydart Public Walks and Land Rover Tours

Every Tuesday at 11.30, our Ranger heads out on foot or by Land Rover for a 2.5 hour tour. The timetable changes every week. Costs or £5 - £15 for adults, and kids go free (or £7.50 if a Landrover is involved). Book ahead by contacting the ranger. We have several one-...

Knoydart Forest Trust

BACKGROUND The Knoydart Forest Trust was incorporated on 5 March 1999 as the successor to the Knoydart Forestry Project, a community group which initiated the Knoydart 20 Year Woodland Management Plan (the Woodland Plan).  The aims of the Woodland Plan include...

Knoydart Trading

Knoydart Trading is a wholly owned subsidiary of Knoydart Foundation and takes care of any trading activities. These include running the World Famous Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse and the Knoydart Foundation Community Shop. Both of these entities now contribute...

Knoydart Renewables

Clean, Green Hydro Power Knoydart is not connected to the national power grid and we are extremely proud of our independent green electricity supply serving all the properties in Inverie. Knoydart Renewables Ltd (a trading subsidiary of the Knoydart...

About Knoydart

About Knoydart

The Rough Bounds Knoydart, traditionally known as The Rough Bounds because of its remoteness in the West Highlands of Scotland, is renowned for its stunning beauty, rugged grandeur and blissful tranquility. It is a haven for hill walkers, mountaineers, wildlife...

Contact Us

Our contact numbers DepartmentNameNumberMain NumberOffice01687 462242OperationsCraig Dunn01687 310321FinanceLouise Costello01687 310322Ranger ServiceAmie Dow01687 310323Knoydart BunkhouseFiona Lennie01687 310324Knoydart ShopHelen Sainsbury01687 310325Knoydart...

Ranger News

Review of the Ranger Year 2017 Please click the link below to download and read the Ranger Newsletter for 2017. 01/01/70 Review of the Ranger Year 2016 Please follow us on facebook for up-to-date ranger news and details of forthcoming activities Latest News from the...

K15 Run

Thank you...and results! What a fantastic day! We had 14 runners in the 5k, 14 in the 10k, and eight in the 23k Trail Run. Thanks so much to the participants, as well as the sponsors and volunteers. Here are the results: 5k 1stClaire Gordon24:282ndCalum...

Summer Prize Draws

Knoydart Foundation 10th Anniversary Prize Draw, 2011 Many thanks to all those who bought tickets for the 2011 prize draw, with moneys going to Land Management projects. The draw was held on 3rd October 2011: winners are shown below. Weekend Break, donated by Knoydart...

Electric Quad Bike

Electric Quad 2016 update - after 5 years' service, the quad is in Fort William with a number of things to fix. It may be sometime and we really miss it.  Hopefully some good news to report soon. 2010 The electric quad has now arrived and being charged up by...

Powerdown

We have a new member of staff in post. Gwen Barrell is our Powerdown Officer, responsible for reducing the carbon output of a peninsula that, despite enjoying the benefit of a clean, green hydro-electric scheme, still uses fossil fuels for heating, transport etc....

K10 Runs

Stop press 9th November: Goodybags and returned cheques for those who were unable to catch the boat are in the post! What a success! The Fun Run and the 10k went ahead as planned despite some horrendous weather which caused the cancellation of the Trail Run. Luckily...

October 2009

CELEBRATE OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY Visit us during 2009, when we celebrate 10 years of community ownership on the Knoydart Peninsula. October 2009 Saturday 3rd October Here was a chance to get fit, enjoy Knoydart's beautiful scenery, and support the work of the...

September 2009

K10 events - September 2009 Saturday 5th September Mountain Rescue and hill guru extraordinaire Mick Tighe will be giving an illustrated talk on Knoydart's past, with many archived images from the 1880s to the 1930s. These will include images from...

Log Building Project

Log Cabin Five weekend courses in Log-Building have resulted in the amazing Log Cabin, located at Long Beach Campsite. Intended as a shelter for campers and other users of the beach area, result exceeded all expectations for swiss-chalet prettiness! The project...

The new pier

The New Pier Inverie's new pier For those of you who have visited Knoydart, you may be well aware that the state of our old pier left a bit to be desired! However, after several years of consultation and negotiation with many people, Monday 12th July 2004 saw the...

Community Broadband Access

Community Broadband Access Started early in 2010, this is a joint project involving the communities of Arnisdale, Eigg and Knoydart aimed at providing broadband internet access for the area surrounding the Small Isles, Sleat Peninsula, Loch Nevis, and Loch Hourn....

K15 Celebrations

K15 Celebrations Join us in 2014 as the community of Knoydart celebrate 15 years since the buy-out!  We have an exciting programme of activities to be announced, including: Words from the Wild - a book festival with various luminaries attending Monthly...

July 2009

K10 events - July 2009 20 to 24th July Renewable energy and carbon reduction. Knoydart Renewables, our local energy company, will be organising a week of events and activities for all those wanting to make a difference All week – exhibition in the Hall,...

Community Services Upgrade

Community Services Upgrade Managing a water and sewage supply are not particularly glamorous projects, but are pretty essential to allow any future development to take place. In most parts of the UK these will be provided for you, but there are plenty of parts of...

Powerdown Venison

The Venison Story One of the Powerdown Objectives for Knoydart was to look at ways of reducing food miles. Our major project on this has been the development of the community garden which is enabling members of the community to grow their own vegetables, reducing...

June 2009

CELEBRATE OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY Visit us during 2009, when we celebrate 10 years of community ownership on the Knoydart Peninsula. K10 events - June 2009 10/11/12th June James Hawkins art exhibition, Knoydart. James will be bringing two originals plus a selection...

May 2009

K10 events - May 2009 6th May James Hawkins art exhibition, London James Hawkins will be exhibiting recent work showing views of Knoydart at the SW1 gallery in London. Friends of Knoydart will receive an invite to attend an evening reception. Click...

Knoydart Music Festival

Knoydart's 10 Music Festival 17-18 April 2009 UPDATE: 2011 Festival announced: See www.knoydartfestival.com for details of tickets, line-up and lots of other stuff. Well, it's all over now. We hope you had as good a time as we did! Watch this space for...

Photographic Competition

Competition winners are announced! Winning images are visible above, in the same order as they are announced below. Well done everyone! Up to 10 years old Wildlife Commended - Jasmine Humphrey / Bumblebee on Chives Commended - Jasmine Humphrey / Grass of Parnasus...

10th Anniversary Events

Pictures 2009: 10th Anniversary Events What a year 2009 was! It was, of course, our tenth anniversary. See below for some of the events we held here in Knoydart, with more details in the menu to the left. March 26th March Celebration Day Join friends and...

Community Energy Conference

Community Energy Conference 2005 On two of the finest sunny days in May 2005, the Knoydart community, Knoydart Foundation and Knoydart Hydro company (now Knoydart Renewables) had the pleasure of hosting the Community Energy Conference: "Empowering Your...

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy This is a privacy policy for Knoydart Foundation.  We respect your privacy. Here is an outline of the information that Knoydart Foundation gathers, how it is used, and how you can opt-out. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please...

Our Partners & Funders

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