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Shorefront Crowdfunder Goes Live!

We have set up a Crowdfunder to help raise funds for shorefront improvements. Full details of the project can be found by following the link:

The fundraiser has the option of donating through the purchase of a Connection Stone (minimum donation £40) which will help create a more accessible path along the Arisaig shorefront; part of which will be laid in natural stone engraved with the name specified by the donor. This may be the name of someone you are close to such as a child, grandchild or friend; to reinforce connections between people and place. It may also just be your family name. Please note there is a limit of 2 lines of text, each of 16 characters (including spaces). Once you have purchased your stone, please send the name you would like engraved to

We hope that the Crowdfunder donation options will appeal to both visitors and residents.

The Crowdfunder runs until 5th September and will only be funded if we reach our target of £20,000 so please share amongst friends, neighbours and family members!

Land purchase at Station Road

In December 2021 we completed the purchase of a 2 acre site at Station Road for our community housing project. This was made possible with funding and support from the Scottish Land Fund.

Shorefront Project January 2021

Shorefront Update – January 2021

FAO of Arisaig residents and businesses – we have been disappointed to hear that our grant application to the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund has been unsuccessful. On the positive side purchase of the land from the MacMillan Trust has been completed and our planning application for the proposed scheme has been approved, without conditions, by the Highland Council. In addition we have received a grant of £1000 from the Co-op Bank to be spent on an accessible picnic table and interpretive signs.
As a community we are now faced with a choice – do nothing or do something. ACT would like to hear your views on whether to simply leave things as they are or to start a community DIY effort to improve the shorefront area. To this end we will be putting a simple survey question on our website. The poll will be active until the end of February. We appreciate that not everyone has online access and this is just a simple snapshot to gauge whether or not there is appetite for action. If there is, we will make sure there is consultation and involvement as the project moves forward.
If you have suggestions for action and/or would like to volunteer your time then please email us at We’d love to hear from you.

Heritage Emergency Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. Arisaig Community Trust has received funding from the Heritage Emergency Fund to support us during the current Covid pandemic. The funding has allowed ACT to make vital adjustments to facilities in the village of Arisaig. This has assisted in welcoming the return of visitors to the area. To find out more about the Heritage Emergency Fund visit their website

Shorefront Project Update 21st October

The final design has now been submitted to the Highland Council for planning approval.  The reference is 20/03984/FUL and if you wish to comment on the application you can do so either by logging into the HC website or in writing.  The full documents submitted for the planning application are available over on our projects page.


In addition to the planning application we have submitted a grant application to the Scottish Government’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund.  The decision on this application is due in early December.

Shorefront Update 28th August

You can see our revised concept layout over on the Shorefront Project page.  Feedback on this is requested by 6th September to

Shorefront Project

Thank You to all the Arisaig residents who took the time and trouble to respond to our survey on the shorefront project.  These responses varied from simple, short answers to the survey questions to comprehensive reviews of the proposals and in one case a marked up plan!  More information on the feedback results and the different design options put forward for the community consultation are available in the Projects Section

Shorefront Project

The next submission deadline for the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF), to whom we will be applying in order to fund the Shorefront Project, is the 25th Sept 2020. We had hoped to hold a community consultation in the Astley Hall however due to Covid-19 restrictions, this is no longer possible. We have emailed and posted details out to all those on our database but want to make sure we connect with as many residents as possible. More details of the 3 options are available in the Projects Section.  Please note – we need your comments/feedback by 7th August. This will give us time to collate all responses and feedback them back to the designer.