Our Connecting Finderne Project Co-ordinator, Kerry has initiated a Community Walk every Wednesday at Blairs Loch at 10am. This gentle walk is about 2km long and is suitable for everyone. Walking is a great way to boost your physical and mental health and is also a great way to meet new people. Refreshments are provided after the walk in the Bothy at the Boathouse.

Beautiful views from our community walk around Blairs Loch


The Covid19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all our lives, on the way we do things, and possibly also on our priorities in life, and for our community. It was really inspiring to see the community spirit which emerged within Finderne during the early days of lockdown.
As we begin to move out of the pandemic the volunteer Directors of FDT, who are also members of the community, are keen to build on and strengthen the community spirit within Finderne in a way which continues to be underpinned by the Trust’s values and principles.

Working in partnership with the committees of all the existing community spaces within Finderne, FDT will be circulating a questionnaire to gather information on which community facilities, activities, and services, including community transport, the community wishes FDT to help develop in the current and the post pandemic period. 

Every household in the Finderne area will receive a paper copy of the questionnaire in the post and there will also be the opportunity to complete the survey on-line. 



Kerry is working with Moray Food Plus to promote their zero waste project – the Big Blue Mobile Pantry. The Mobile Pantry will use overstocked food and food that would normally be thrown away by supermarkets. For £2.50, users of the pantry, will receive 10 items of greater value. Big Blue will visit Rafford and Edinkillie Halls on a regular basis. 

The ‘Connecting Finderne’ project, funded by the Scottish Communities Recovery Fund via HIE, started at the end of October and will run until the end of March 2022.

If you have any questions about any of our Connecting Finderne projects please contact our project co-ordinator Kerry McInnes
Email: kerry@findernedevelopmenttrust.com
Phone: 07984888312

We look forward to hearing from you!