Minutes 27 March 2023

Public report Directors’ meeting Dufftown & Mortlach Development Trust

Present are – Eleanor Candy (Chair), Siebette Wester (Secretary), Margriet Berben (Treasurer), Michael Fitzgerald (Director), Val Smith (Director) and Andrew Wrigley (Director).  Apologies from Gillian McGarthland (Director), Norma Hunter (Director)

In the Directors’ meeting on 27 March 2023 the following items were discussed:

  1. The minutes of the previous meeting on 27 February 2023 were approved by all present. 
  2. We have received no new membership applications or removals.  Gillian and Norma have stepped down as directors with our thanks for their contribution and support.
  3. We confirmed details for the Easter market including the easter egg hunt and the free egg decorating and the ceilidh at the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
  4. Following agreement from Moray Council for the location of the information panels around the heritage trail we are confirming details for installation in April.  We will be assisted by the Moray Unpaid Work team who will install the panels for us.
  5. Multi use Games Area (MUGA): In conjunction with Speyside Youth and the Dufftown and District Community Association (DDCA) plans for the site at Tininver Park consultation contunes and there have been discussions with the Council about parking for the facility.  The plans will be available to see at the next Farmers Market.
  6. Farmers Markets:  The next Farmers Market will be Saturday 13 May. 
  7. Date and time of next meeting: Monday 24 April – 7pm.

In addition: the interpretation panels for the heritage trail are now in place. Details about where they are (including an interactive map) and the heritage trail can be found on this website: Dufftown & Mortlach Heritage Trail – Visit Dufftown.