The Community Company
Carbeth Hutters Community Company was set up in 2008 after the members of Carbeth Hutters Association voted with a distinct majority to become a Community Company.
The Community Company is there to benefit the community of persons entitled to occupy any property within that part of the Carbeth Estate Conservation Area within postcode units G63 9AS, G63 6AT, G63 9AU and G63 9AY ("the community").
The Company is run by its nominated directors who are voted in democratically by the company's Ordinary members to carry out work as required on behalf of its members.
For an in depth description of what Carbeth Hutters Community Company is and what it means to its members read the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Carbeth Hutters Community.
There are other websites which look deeper into the rich history that Carbeth offers, we would encourage you to also look at these.
Below is a brief timeline, that gives dates and events of a significant nature to hutting life at Carbeth.
Following an initiative by William Ferris and a Mr McMilan, 3 huts are erected on Carbeth Guthrie Estate. Ferris is a significant figure, becoming a vice-president of the Camping Club of Great Britain and Ireland, vice-chairman of the Scottish Council of Physical Recreation, Chairman of the Scottish Rights of Way Society, Scottish Ramblers Federation and members of the Scottish Tourist Board. A few people are allowed to camp in tents on certain other parts of Carbeth Guthrie Estate. Ferris assists Allan Barns-Graham with huts at Carbeth from 1920-43.
5 huts are erected on the estate. At any one time in the 1920's, there are believed to be around a dozen campsites.
Carbeth Swimming Pond or 'Lido" is developed.
There are 106 huts on the Estate.
Ground rental for 191 huts is recorded at: Lochwood (8 huts), Cuilts Road (58 huts), Drymen Road (18 huts), Clachan (11 huts), Carbeth Lower Hill (40 huts), Mid Hill (26 huts), Upper Hill (18 huts), South Boundary (6 huts) and Lochside (6 huts).
Carbeth Swimming Pond is closed.
The West Highland Way, the first long distance footpath in Scotland, is opened. Starting at Milngavie and finishing at Fort William, it passes Carbeth Estate on route.
Carbeth Hutters Association is formed.
Carbeth Hutters Community Company is formed.
Who are we?
This page of our website provides you with the background information regarding the formation of the CHCC. There are other websites which look deeper into the rich history that Carbeth offers, we would encourage you to also look at these.
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