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Promoting the sustainable development of the Isle of Coll
for the benefit of residents, visitors, groups and businesses.
Slide backgroundAn Cridhe provides a centre for culture,
interaction and warm hospitality to visitors
and the local community on the Isle of Coll.
Slide backgroundColl Bunkhouse invites you to experience Scotland at its finest,
with beautiful beaches, fantastic wildlife and unspoilt wilderness
all on your doorstep.
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About Development Coll

Promoting the sustainable development of the Isle of Coll for the benefit of residents, visitors, groups and businesses.

Development Coll is a community company limited by guarantee with charitable status. As a development trust, the organisation is underpinned by the ethos of self help and self reliance and a belief that community regeneration which is achieved through community owned enterprise and assets is the way to build strong and sustainable communities.

The charity was formed:

  • to manage community land and assets as part of the protection and sustainable development of the natural environment.
  • to promote rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation within the Community.
  • to advance the education of the Community about its environment, culture and/or history.
  • to promote, operate and/or support other similar charitable projects for the benefit of the Community.

We aim to reduce local dependency on grant support by generating income through enterprise and the ownership of assets. Any trading surpluses are reinvested in the organisation and in the local community.

The principle activities of Development Coll currently concern the management of An Cridhe and Coll Bunkhouse and, to a lesser extent, the ongoign operation of Coll’s 4G mobile mast. Development Coll also provides administrative and financial (book-keeping) support for the annual Coll Half-Marathon.