Here are the key projects which Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company is successfully delivering for the community.
EYCDC successfully led the community purchase of the farm buildings and site of 2.06 hectares from Buccleuch Estates.
We are transforming the old Kirkhope Farm steading into energy efficient, affordable houses and workshop units, provide some communal garden space and plan to let out the small adjacent paddock.
EYCDC have successfully purchased the historic Ettrick Marches and part of the adjoining Gamescleuch Forest and are restoring the the boardwalks and improving the local facilities.
This Project was the Development Company’s first significant project. Its aim was to create a walk right round St Mary's Loch in the Yarrow Valley. The walk was officially opened in August 2015 and has proved to be a huge success.
EYCDC have purchased the disused former Ettrick school and it is now the home of EYCDC. It has also become the permanent home of the 'James Hogg' exhibition and our electric bike hire operation. It is envisaged that this will become the base for the company's many future activities.
We comissioned a feasibility study from a consultant specialising in hill road construction to look at possible low-grade routes over Bodesbeck Law, the hill that separates the Ettrick Valley from the Moffat Water.