Like many rural parts of the Highlands, Glengarry has an acute housing shortage. As the local Development Trust, we are establishing projects to address this. Our Project at Ardochy is a partnership with the Communities Housing Trust and the Woodland Crofts Partnership.
In 2022, we are transferred 47hectares of land to community ownership, which we will use to establish four new crofts. They will comprise 2 tenanted crofts, and 2 owner-occupied. We are employing legal mechanisms to ensure the properties are financially accessible. An allocation policy developed by the community will determine how the properties are assigned. As part of this project, the Communities Housing Trust are also purchasing adjacent land, where they will build an additional 2 crofts and 4 new community homes. They will all be managed in the same way.