Registered Scottish Charity no. SCO41449
Registered Scottish Charity no. SCO41449


List of upcoming events


Date Time Event Location
Monday 16th September 7:15 pm Defribrillator Project: Trossachs Search and Rescue visit.  There will be an opportunity to see a training defibrillator and discuss how we can move towards installation in Cambusbarron. Cambusbarron Community Centre
Saturday 21st September 2pm - 4pm Hill Maintenance Day Cambusbarron Primary School gates
Saturday 19th October 10am - 12 noon Hill Maintenance Day Cambusbarron Primary School gates
Saturday 16th November  10am - 12 noon Hill Maintenance Day Cambusbarron Primary School gates
Saturday 30th November tbc St Andrews Ceilidh Cambusbarron Community Centre

Cambusbarron Community Development Trust is proud to announce that on Tuesday the 20th August 2019 we finally completed the purchase of 64 hectares of Gillies Hill, on behalf of the local community.  This will allow the community to have an active role in protecting, managing and developing the Hill.


Please join us for a celebration afternoon tea on Saturday 31st August 2-4pm at the Cambusbarron Community Centre.  All are welcome to attend to find out more about this exciting new development for the community and share any ideas they may have.  Any donations of baking will be gratefully received. 


 We are very grateful to everyone who has given their money, time and support. Funding from the Scottish Land Fund, Cambusbarron Community Fund, together with a substantial donation from FES Ltd and our Crowdfunding campaign, has made this possible. 


 Following a negotiation period which started in 2013, our 64 hectares on the north-east side of the hill includes the ruins of Polmaise Castle, the curling ponds, the walled garden and the Dark Woods.


We now look forward to protecting and managing the woodland and we welcome people with relevant skills or an interest in being involved, from the community and beyond, to step forward to support the entirely volunteer led project.


More here..


Aug 2019

Thank you to all who helped out with the Litter Picknic at Polmaise Castle.  The weather stayed dry for us all morning and we managed to collect a few bags full of litter.






July 2019


Your Stirling: You Decide


Check out proposals for Ward 5 and use your vote to vote for changes to the park or safer routes around the village. There is one for the King George’s Park which is for Cambusbarron although it doesn’t say it.

Now Closed




May 2019/July 2019

To print this poster, please download here


June 2019

It was great to see so many people at our stall at the Gala on Saturday 15th June.


The lucky winner of the treasure hunt was H. Walker from Cambusbarron, who has been presented with the Family Jelly bean game.


June 2019

Thanks to all of you who came to help on the litter pick on Saturday 26th January.








Jan 2019

Fond of Red Squirrels?


You can help save red squirrels by recording your squirrel sightings at


This is a website aimed at monitoring squirrel populations across Scotland.

Defibrillator Project Meeting


CCDT are holding a public meeting at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 17th October in Cambusbarron Community Centre to discuss the project to install a public access defribrillator in the village.


All are welcome.


Please see Here for more details


Oct 2018

We held an afternoon tea in Cambusbarron Community Centre from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 13th October. 


Thanks to all of you who came along to support us.  We raised £400 on the day.














Oct 2018

Crowdfunder launch


On Sunday the 9th September 2018 the Cambusbarron Community Development Trust will be holding a launch event for our crowdfunding campaign to raise the final £60,000 in order to complete the purchase of Gillies hill.  We will be meeting at 12noon at the primary school from where we will taking a walk in the woods and returning to the community centre at about 1.30pm for a soup and bread lunch and the official launch of the campaign.


You are most welcome to join us and hope that you will support us by sharing the campaign far and wide to help us achieve our target.  Don’t forget to use #buygillieshill if you are sharing on social media.


See more about our crowdfunding Here


Sept 2018

AGM Wednesday 20th June 2018


The date for the AGM of the Development trust has been set for Wednesday the 20th June 2018.  This will be at 7:30pm at the Cambusbarron Community Centre.  Please put the date in your diary to come along and hear about our progress towards buying Gillies Hill.


April 2018

Cambusbarron Charity awarded over £425,000!


Cambusbarron Community Development Trust (CCDT) has been awarded over £425,000 by the Scottish Land Fund to buy and manage around 160 acres of woodland on Gillies Hill, Cambusbarron. This substantial grant award will support their Gillies Hill project over the period up to March 2020.

Press release


June 2018

CCDT Public access defibrillator project


The trust is looking for members of the community to help with our public access defibrillator project.  We have some funding available to start the project and need to form a group to make decisions on where it could go and how we engage with the community so that people know it is there and how it should be used.


Please get in touch with us if you have an opinion on this or would like to know more about the project.




May 2018

Managing the trees to rear of houses on Gillies Hill


The Cambusbarron Community Development Trust (CCDT) are currently leasing the woods to the rear of the even numbered houses on Gillies Hill.  We are aware that some of these trees are very large and may cause damage if they are blown or fall over.  For this reason the CCDT intend to start to manage the woodland to the rear of the houses and consider the removal of an number trees.


To find out more, download the document here: Wood Clearance Consultation


July 2017

Application for alternative charitable status


The CCDT can now announce that our application to convert to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) took place on the 19th May 2017.  Our charity registration number remains the same (SCO41449) but we are no longer registered as a Limited Company so no longer have a separate company number, and records of our organisation are no longer required to be filed with Companies House.


Our new constitution which was agreed at our EGM on the 9th March is now available on the website in the documents section.


May 2017

Donations welcome


We have now opend an account with MyDonate and can accept online donations to boost our funds.


We are currently lease a large portion of Gillies Hill and are working towards applying for money to enable us to purchase this land. This is a map of the hill with the land we are leasing outlined in red:

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