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Killearnan Community Council


Draft minutes of Meeting


Tore Primary School, Thursday 29th November 2018, 7.30pm


   Chair                    Vice-chair                Secretary                        Treasurer

   Kenne MacKenzie    Andrea Dalgetty      Anne Mackay              Andrew Mackay

    Wester Muckernich   Linnie Cottage       Cnoc Eile Beg              Swallow House

    Tore                         Killearnan             Tore                             Tore

    By Muir of Ord          By Muir of Ord       By Muir of Ord            By Muir of Ord

                                   Tel: 01463 811336    



Present                                                          Apologies                           

Mr K Mackenzie                                           Cllr G MacKenzie

Mrs A Mackay                                              Cllr Paterson

Miss A Dalgetty                                                                      

Mr A Mackay

Mr A Cameron

Miss C Fitzsimmons

Cllr Maclean

Miss L Fitzsimmons

Miss A Clark

Miss C Mackay                                   


Amendment from last minutes. Agenda point 5, Drynie Park to be changed to Iurnan Park Wood.


Amended minutes of September 2018 approved by Mrs S Mackay and Miss A Dalgetty.


Matters Arising

Miss A Clark was introduced to members and will now take up the role of Youth Rep to liaise between the teenagers and KCC. Present with Miss Clark at this meeting were Miss L Fitzsimmons and Miss C Mackay.  They wished to put forward a request for a “Hub”, ie summerhouse building, to be erected in Tore for the Local Youths to use for social gatherings. Cllr Maclean spoke at length with the girls to try and gage possible uses of the building and how this would include and encourage other local youths to attend. Members will await contact between the teenagers and Claire at Pillarbox and Esme from Youth Highland in order to discuss all options and make a plan going forward. In the meantime they also requested a dance would be of interest and how this could be organised to be held in the hall during January 2019. Hall committee to be contacted.





Due to the large amount of correspondence copies of the emails have been circulated to members to take away. The urgent items are listed in the Agenda. Items are attached to this minute.



Highland Council Mid-Ross Community Partnership – Attended by Mr A Mackay. To be listed on the next agenda.    

Remembrance Day – The Armistice 100th celebration was extremely well attended. The Rev Susan Cord and local residents gave an informal service with readings from the research carried out by Mrs S Bain and Mrs A Mackay about the fallen men from Killearnan.

Choose life, Wellbeing joint BICC Meeting – Attended by Mrs A Mackay and Miss C Fitzsimmons. The CC`s of the Black Isle are wanting to reach out their communities in a bid to help reduce Suicide and loneliness. Key points taken from the meetings were read out by Mr K Mackenzie to members. Items were discussed and agreed a survey should be circulated to gather vital data and statistics from our residents. The Black Isle CCs plan to take a ‘pan-Black Isle’ approach and set up a Website to disseminate information for all the CCs.

Learning & Development Inspection – Attended by Mr K Mackenzie and Mrs A Mackay. The main point asked was to find out how well the Community Councils engage with their communities. The website and Facebook account for KCC needs to be updated and kept current.

Highland Council Workshop – Attended by Mrs A Mackay – To be listed on the next agenda

Democracy Matters – To be listed on the next agenda

Changes to Bus Timetable – Stagecoach will be adding some new services. Tore will not be affected by the changes.

Change of Police Liason Officer – As PC Fleming has relocated the replacement will be PC Rebecca Shand, NO588, Team 5, Dingwall Police Station.

Black Isle Partnership – A request is being circulated in a push for new members.



Mr I Fraser has reported that HC has repaired the pot hole on the cul-de-sac near the old Post Office.

Email to Cllr G Adams expressing concerns of no recent attendance at the KCC meetings. No reply as yet.


Mr A Cameron informed members that the water pressure between Drynie Park and Iurnan Wood area is still extremely low and it has been reported that the water has been off around 12-13 times in recent times. As the new Ord Industrial site is in full working order it is noted the windows have been rattling with the extent of the drilling. Email to be sent to Scottish Water.


Meeting Closed at 9.10pm                                         Next meeting Thursday 31st, January 7.30pm








On Sunday 11 November the Community Council will lead a special remembrance of the sons of Killearnan Parish who died in the Great War.

This will be held at the Cenotaph, Fettes from approx 10.45 am.






August  2018  MINUTES


The KCC have received a reply from Transport Scotland regarding the reduction in speed limits at the Tore Roundabout independent survey.  Members were not happy with the results and Mr Mackenzie will request an updated survey to include peek travelling times. Cllr Paterson suggested a representative be invited to attend a future KCC meeting to discuss further.

The request from Kinlochbervie CC regarding toilet closures has been submitted by Mrs A Mackay.




Copies of emails circulated to members. Items are attached to this minute.

Susy MacAulay, Press and Journal - Members agreed this is not applicable to KCC at this time.

Highland Community Council Scheme Review - Drop-in session dates have now been confirmed as Dingwall Town Hall, 18th September 2018, 2pm – 4pm. Members attending to be confirmed.

Highland Council Quality Awards 2018 – Mrs A Mackay stated a request to put resident Morven MacCallum forward but it was noticed she was not a HC employee.  Suggest MFR Awards.

Minister of Killearnan – Susan Cord of Killearnan Parish Church is happy with the KCC taking on responsibility of the WW1 plans for Remembrance Sunday. Meeting with Rev Cord on 25th Sept. Full article regarding the Remembrance Day will appear in the next newsletter.



Social Inclusion – Ms Wanda Mackay and Mr Fraser Thompson from Highlife/HC gave a talk regarding the activities their charity provides for young adults and the elderly on the Black Isle and how residents from Tore can be included. Due to the public transport restrictions in this particular area it solely relies on the parents to transport the children around. Wanda explained there are a range of options to try and accommodate all situations. KCC should contact Lyndsey McGarry in Dingwall for updated numbers academy age young adults.

Schools Plan Update – No update available at present.

Remembrance Service – See correspondence – KCC and the Royal British Legion intend to plan this centenary of WW1. At present research is being carried out to locate the graves of 24 men that are named on the Fettes Memorial. Mrs Mackay suggested that local children read out the names of the men. Cllr Paterson recommended speaking to Mr B Shanks, Chair of Seaforth Highlanders. Mrs Mackay has a meeting with S Cord on 25th September to finalise arrangements for the day.

HC Quality Awards – See correspondence, item c.

Playground provision – KCC have not responded yet. Mr MacKenzie to action.  


Planning request from Safehands of Lossiemouth – Erection of a single storey training building, improved access and associated services, land 45m east of Jacaranda, Muir of Ord.

This is referred to as a Class 4 Industrial Development and with short time-lapse since the approval of the Ord Industrial site Mr And Mrs Kitson are distressed and concerned the area is fast becoming too industrial. Not only will their house be looking directly onto the proposed car park which at present is a field with thriving natural habitat there is also worry about the amount of traffic flow that will increase to and from this site. The amount of heavy goods vehicles already travelling just 0.8 miles away on an unsuitable single track road with very few passing places, congestion will just continue to grow for our residents.

The KCC have been asked to support an objection on behalf of residents, Mrs Mackay has already objected on a neutral capacity.

The grounds for complaint will be as follows-


Water Pressure

Environmental Issues

Encroaching on a residential area.



May 24th 2018

Killearnan Community Council Privacy Statement

(to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR))


Killearnan Community Council (KCC) holds some residents’ contact details, with their consent, within password-protected databases. The purpose for holding and using the contact details to communicate is both to inform and to seek views of residents. The purpose is a lawful public task for KCC to undertake in its legal obligation to ascertain and co-ordinate views of residents and to inform residents of its activities and other matters that KCC considers to be relevant to residents. Personal data may also be held, with consent, for other community activities that KCC considers appropriate. The personal data held is not shared with any third party without specific consent of the individual resident.


Residents have the right, at any time, to access their own personal data for checking and updating and to request immediate removal of their data. Personal data may include email addresses, phone numbers and addresses but no other information. Please contact Anne Mackay, Secretary, either on 01463811336 or on killearnanccouncil2@gmail.com


Access to the data is restricted to the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of KCC. Personal data will be held only for as long as the consented purpose continues.


Within the meaning of GDPR, the Data Controller is Killearnan Community Council which can be contacted through the Secretary (see above).


The supervisory authority to whom complaints can be directed is:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 0303 123 1113





March 15 2018


Black Isle CC Group  Meeting


at Kilcoy House,  (Teclan)  

Members of the BICC and Black Isle Parent Councils met to discuss the many concerns associated with the Highland Council's Management of Schools Plan (Cluster Schools). Since the meeting CCs and Parent Councils have been informed by the Care and Learning Department that plans will be put on hold and new discussions will take place with Parent Councils and other groups after the Easter break.

Message to Craig Rory Residents.

Killearnan CC needs to get in touch with residents of this area of the CCs coverage so that we can represent their concerns.

Is anyone from the Craig Rory area willing to join us at our next meeting in Tore School on May 31st at 7.30 pm?


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