Portree Community Centre
In January 2020, the Portree Community Centre Association called an EGM and a new committee was selected. Despite the new committee having strong representation from the PBCT the association remains a separate entity retaining ownership of the building. If the trust can identify a viable option for development then ownership of the building could be transferred in due course.
With this in mind, before the pandemic and with funds from the Highland Council and the Portree Community Centre Association a condition report was produced. This document outlines that the structure of the building is sound, however, confirms that the fabric of the building and all services (heating, electrics, etc) need significant upgrades to the value of over £100,000. Currently the Highland Council own approximately 75% of the land on which the community is built, Fearann Eilean Iarmain Estates own the remaining 25% of the land and the PCCA lease for the site has expired.
The trust are working closely with the PCCA to explore short, medium and long term options for bringing the hall back into use and are excited to have secured £31,500 from the Coastal Communities Fund to deliver the "Reimagining Camanachd Square" feasibility project throughout 2021 - 2022. This will assess if it feasible to request ownership of the building and pursue funds to renovate it. Watch this space for more information .
Donnie Nicolson – Chairman
Peter Urquhart – Vice chairman
Duncan Brown – Treasurer
Hugh Macdonald – Secretary