About us

The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust launched in 2011 covering the districts of Ardgay and Creich.

The aim of the Trust is to ensure that long-term, sustainable benefits are achieved throughout the community and the Kyle of Sutherland area. The Trust focuses on how best to utilise funding from local wind farms and renewable energy projects, while ensuring all match funding opportunities are identified and secured.

A priority of the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is to oversee the implementation of the local development plan. Focusing on strengthening and uniting the local community through a range of projects. These include: increasing leisure and outdoor activities available to residents and visitors; creating employment opportunities; developing projects which make difference to the lives of local people and supporting other local organisations to realise their projects.

The Trust manages the community development service, ensuring that it meets the needs of the local communities and delivers the plan in an effective and timely manner, whilst also managing a long-term approach to improving the local area.


The film you can see below was commissioned by Highlands & Island Enterprise for the Strengthening Communities Conference in May 2019.



Trust Membership

It is essential that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust can demonstrate to partners and potential funders that it has community support. The Trust therefore asks that residents of the Ardgay and Creich Community Council areas become Trust members. It’s simple just click here to join! Membership of the Trust is free and you will receive regular emails giving an update on current activities. You will also be able to stand to be elected on to the Board of Directors.

David Watson joined as the Trust Manager in November 2018.


Current Board Directors are:

Pete Campbell (Chair)

Andy Wright

Ron Boothroyd

Peter Orrell

Jackie Knight

Neil Simco

Peter Monaghan

A copy of the latest set of accounts may be found here:

Annual Accounts 2017- 2018

A copy of the latest Annual Report may be found here:

Annual Report July 17-March 2019

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered Office: The Barn, Drovers Square, Ardgay, Sutherland, IV24 3AL

Scottish Registration: SC401019 

Scottish Charity: SC043587

VAT registration number: 251 4030 53