Here are the key projects which Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company is successfully delivering for the community.
EYCDC has successfully led the community purchase of the farm buildings and site of 2.06 hectares from Buccleuch Estates. We plan to transform the old Kirkhope Farm steading into 5 affordable houses and 5 workshop units, provide some communal garden space and let out the small adjacent paddock.
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 are in the process of purchasing the disused former Ettrick school from Scottish Borders Council.. Currently home of the temporary 'James Hogg' exhibition, it is envisaged that this will become the base for the company's many activities including electric bike hire.
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.