A project which has been up and running since 29 June 2009. The aim of the organisation is to fill the gaps where there is no transport provided by the hospital transport service.
Due to cut backs it has become a problem for patients to get to certain clinics and CAR will be able to provide transport if required. If the surgery is unable to arrange transport they will ask the patient to contact the CAR organiser who will arrange for a volunteer driver.
The village website. It is intended to be the tool which communicates & coordinates. It’s a Forum and a blog and a Newsletter –in fact it’s anything you – whether local resident or Rhynie loon or quine now in far flung corners of the World – want it to be.
The original website has now been superseded by a Facebook page which can be accessed at www.facebook.com/groups/Rhynieonline/.
This building is presently owned and used by the Masons and is in a poor state of repair. It is listed on the Buildings at Risk Register and will require considerable structural work to secure it for future use.
RCT commissioned a structural survey to establish the scope of remedial work and a feasibility study to look at how the building can be best utilised as a community space. The architect's report has been received which outlines a number of possible scenarios for the redevelopment of the building.
A project to acquire suitable premises for the development of a village centre. This was to be the first phase of the overall development, however, due to difficulties with funding the project had to be abandoned.
Negotiations for the acqisition of the Gordon Arms Hotel, which lies at the heart of the village, were discontinued when the funding application to Scottish Land Fund was refused. This project would have allowed the provision of a suitable hall in the short term together with the continuation of the bar and accommodation which would benefit the community. Other opportunities will now be investigated.