The Kinlochbervie Community Company has been meeting with representatives of Community Energy Scotland and Energy for All for many months in order to get a community hydro scheme off the ground. The proposal is for a 200 kWh small scale hydro electric scheme at Rhiconich beside the existing water treatment plant. Energy4All have issued a share offer to raise £700,000 to finance the project. Construction will begin by the end of January. Energy4All offers an attractive return on investment to shareholders as well as an annual financial benefit to the community. The project is being managed by the Kinlochbervie Community Energy Society with members drawn from Energy4All, the Kinlochbervie Community Company and the Kinlochbervie Community Council. Click the link below for more information.
New 200kW hydro scheme coming soon to Kinlochbervie (hces.coop)
The Financial Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2019 have been uploaded to the site.
2019 Company Accounts
The demand for places this September on Loch Clash Stopover has been huge. We’ve never seen anything like this in our 4 years of operation. There is a huge increase in demand over last year.
Because of the demand we are now allowing people to park overnight on the pier with our blessing. The price structure is as follows:
Serviced site – £15 (include electricity, water and waste)
Overnight pier parking – £10 (includes water and waste)
Water and waste only – £5
We have set the maximum capacity at 15 vehicles – 5 at serviced sites and a further 10 on the pier. We have set the limit of 15 in order to allow appropriate distances between vehicles. We issue tickets to display on the dashboard.
If incidents of COVID19 rise again and travel restrictions put in place, we will need to consider closing the site.
The stopover opened yesterday (July 15). Unfortunately we are not able to take bookings. Please pay for the site at the local shop (and remember masks are required in Scotland in shops).
Because of the COVID-19 crisis and the need for no face-to-face meetings, the Kinlochbervie Community Council missed 2 meetings but is now on track having had its first ZOOM meeting on 26 May 2020.
The following have been uploaded to the Community Council page.
Community Council Minutes 26 May 2020 Draft
Community Council Minutes 25 February 2020 Approved
A new Kinlochbervie Community Council Facebook page has just been launched at:
It will contain minutes and other announcements. However, the Community Council minutes will continue to be published on this website (click on the Community Council tab).
We have closed our 5-pitch campervan site at Loch Clash pier for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. We have all been asked to stay home and travel only if essential. Out of respect for the older and more vulnerable members of this community, we ask that you not visit at this time. The NHS services in this area can easily be overwhelmed. We hope that you will visit when this emergency is over but for the time being we ask that everyone stay home. Thank you for understanding.
Added to the Community Council page – draft minutes from 25 February 2020.
21 Minutes 25 February 2020 Draft
The minutes of the Community Council meeting have been added for 26 November 2019 and 28 January 2020.
19 CC Minutes 26 November 2019 Approved
20 CC Minutes 28 January 2020 Approved
Click below to view/download the Annual Financial Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2019.
Kinlochbervie Community Company Annual Accounts 2018