Nov 2021 Minutes

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Minutes of Meeting 8th November 2021 Crianlarich Village Hall 7.30 pm

Present and Apologies

James Allardice, Falcon Frost, Sheona MacLennan, Gary Roberts, Alan MacLennan, Councillor Martin Earl,

Also present: Group Commander Bryan Todd and Station Commander Roy Spence of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Three members of the public.

Apologies: William Ronald (LLTNP Representative)

Recording of Declarations of interest



Adoption of previous meeting minutes


Last meeting was held online on the 15th of March 2021. Minutes adopted.

Matters Arising



Report –External


Police Scotland – delivered by email

Period 10/09/2021- 08/11/2021 Compiled by PC Scott Kennedy 08/11/2021 CRIMES OF DISHONESTY



A 55 year old female has alleged a theft of money from her home address. Enquiries are ongoing.


Housebreaking at Dalveich Cottage, Lochearnhead entry was gained to the property through an upper floor Velux window. Several items were taken from within and a white Vauxhall Corsa was stolen using the true key. Enquiries ongoing


Parts of the guttering and piping were removed from the rear of TJ’s Diner in Tyndrum. Enquires ongoing


A driver has failed to pay for fuel at the Green Welly Stop.


There has been reports of unidentified persons who appear to be lighting fires in the round house, McLaren Park. There is evidence of regular burnt items such as magazines and papers being left behind. Enquiries continue


An incident occurred at Killin Primary School, whereby baked beans and sausages were thrown over the front door. A trend on Tik Tok which persons were mindlessly following. Mr McLarty worked quickly to remove the mess from the front door prior to pupils attending school that day. The persons responsible were identified and offered an apology in person to Mr McLarty later that day



A 25 year old male was stopped and found to be driving with no insurance. The same male suspected of having tried to ‘ring the changes’ at Crianlarich Post Office


‘Fail to Stop’ road accident at the Falls of Dochart Hotel, enquires ongoing 06/10/2021

Fatal accident occurred at Ardeonaig Hotel, whereby a 47 year old man tragically lost his life whilst carrying out work on the hotel pier. My thoughts go to his family.


Fail to stop road accident Real food Café, Tyndrum. Enquires ongoing. 23/10/2021

Drunk driver arrested from A85 Tyndrum.



On the A85 Locheanrhead a 93 year old male was reported for careless driving.



Ben Lui no medical injury. Inexperienced hill walkers. Assisted off the hill by MRT 28/09/2021

Beinn Tullachen two males out walking and slipped 200m. Male had chest and abdomen. Airlifted to hospital


Two males disorientated by the weather near the summit of Ben Challum. Killin MRT along with Lomond MRT and SARDA utilised to trace males and guide them down.



1 vehicle RTA on the A84 just south of Strathyre. Driver lost control of vehicle which left the road. Driver was shaken up no further injuries.


2 vehicle road accident A82 Crianlarich. No persons injured. 16/10/2021

A85 Lochearnhead, 1 vehicle RTA. Rider lost control of motorbike when going around a bend. Minor bumps and bruises.



Joint Winter Road Safety Operation with DVSA. As the winter months are approaching its important to check your vehicles are fit for the winter.

Best wishes to Andy Fleming on his retirement. Apologies in advance that the community council report will not be as animated.

Also, best wishes to Iain Campbell who also retired from the Fire Service.


Prior to the report from M. Earl, the representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were invited to address the Community Council re the ongoing recruitment drive in our area.


Following the job application portal opening there have been no applicants. To try and reinvigorate the recruitment drive there has been a local leaflet distribution and a poster campaign but there is no local interest. It was put to them that people were ‘being put off’ because the criteria for being a ‘fireman’ was too demanding and that in previous recruitment drives the process was protracted and that the Service took months to reply. They acknowledged that not everyone is suitably qualified and have instigated a ‘pre -entry employment programme’ to help people who want to apply. This programme is a 12 week online course which provides advice on nutrition, fitness, and interview techniques. There is the possibility of between 6 and 8 jobs in our local area and it was put to the representatives that this could be a good marketing point. It was also suggested that a more personalised approach would encourage applications e.g., local ‘firemen’ on the leaflets with info on what the job entails, and an Open Day when Covid restrictions allow, and spreading the word in our community.

Commanders Todd and Spence were keen to let everyone know that anyone in need of help and support to feel ‘Fire Safe’ can get in touch.

Elected Member


The next meeting of Stirling Council takes place on the 9th of December. Will discuss specifically bridges and culverts within the council area following the closure of the bridge over the south Endrick river. The repair of bridges and culverts will be expensive, and the Council will need to put in a bid for Government funding. This would only cover part of the costs and the balance would be an ongoing financial hit to the Council.

The Community Engagement Officers are a conduit between the Council and the Community Councils. These have been relocated according to need as assessed using the SIMD process which measures need based upon poverty levels. This means that it is weighted towards urban areas and that rural areas lose out.

Community Engagement



National Park Representative



Reports – Internal


Chair – None

Secretary (including correspondence) –


A request under the Freedom of Information Act had been received asking for the CC minutes for the past 5 years. This was fulfilled to best of our ability.

Treasurer –


Opening balance was £501.18

Payment to minute taker of £120 for 3 months work. Closing balance £381.18



Two extant planning applications

2021/0350/det – change of land use from field to site for glamping pod. 2021/0052/det – Erection of 16 nos chalets/cottages and reception building. Approval of the application for the Cycle Skills Park near Tyndrum.

Community Council Business (Issues brought to the CC for debate and to agree/vote on actions that are in the interest of the community)



AOB (any items CC members wish to raise not on the agenda)


The Community Council wish to express their gratitude to Constable Craig Murray for his years of service as the village Policeman. We wish him well in his retirement.

Date and time of next meeting


Monday 13 th of December 2021 7.30 pm Crianlarich Village Hall, Committee Room.