Welcome to the Evanton Community Trust web site

The Evanton Community Trust is a charitable body which was set up in 2005 to undertake major local projects designed to develop new and improve or preserve existing community assets for the benefit of the community in and around Evanton in Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Trust is registered in Scotland as a charitable company and its vision is "to see a robust, inclusive and thriving community in Evanton where people are proud to work and live"

The Trust’s first project was to acquire and convert a brown-field site in the centre of the village into a Village Green with landscaping and planting. This is now a focal point for the centre of the village as well as an amenity for the local community.

More recently, the Trust has upgraded the footpaths from Lower Balconie and Kiltearn along the shore. The paths are now suitable for most abilities and the addition of seating and a picnic table along the way give you time to stop and admire the views and wildlife. There are interpretive panels along the route too to tell you a bit about the area. We have also produced a fold up map / guide to the network of paths - this will shortly be available to download here.

The Trust is currently in discussion with Kiltearn Community Council about taking over ownership of the Diamond Jubilee Hall. We will keep you updated as this progresses.

An underlying principle that informs all the Trust’s work is that of openness and transparency, presenting regular and clear information to its members and the community at large on all aspects of its work and activities, through local media, posters and leaflets as well as via web sites and social media outlets.



Diamond Jubilee Hall

Due to lockdown, and current Covid restrictions necessitating the temporary closure of the Diamond Jubilee Hall, the transfer of the hall has been delayed - this will be reviewed by the Kiltearn Community Council and the Evanton Community Trust in January 2021.

The Evanton Community Trust are in the process of taking on ownership of the Diamond Jubilee Hall from the Kiltearn Community Council. In the immediate future the Trust hopes to source funding to carry out essential upgrades and improvements to the hall. We will also be looking for volunteers to form a Hall Management Committee who, along with a paid caretaker and an administrator/development officer (subject to funding), will be responsible for the day to day running and future activities of the hall.

Evanton Community Trust are a community organisation and will hold the ownership of the hall on behalf of the community.

Latest News

New Book on Kiltearn Church Launches!

A completely revised book on Kiltearn church will be launched on Saturday 31st July between 2 and 4pm at Evanton Village Green. Kiltearn 2020. The Church in the Parish by Catriona Fraser, published by Evanton Community Trust, tells the story of the church from our earliest hints to modern times. Signed copies will be available at the launch for £9. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend this outdoor event.

Old Kiltearn Parish Church graveyard database online!

As part of the community project last year, investigating the history of the Old Kirk, volunteers catalogued all the gravestones in the graveyard. This is now available for you to search online. Click here to go to database.


Minutes of Evanton Community Trust meetings are available here

Feis Rois - Kiltearn Fiddlers

The work of Fèis Rois takes place year-round and extends well beyond Ross-Shire. In addition to an extensive programme of music tuition in Local Authorities across Scotland, their local young musicians have toured across Scotland, the UK and internationally.  Some of these musicians making up Kiltearn Fiddlers are part of Feis Rois and are based in Evanton and you can listen to a sample of their music by clicking below.

The Devil in the Kitchen - MP3

Chluinn Mi Na h-Eoin - MP3                                   

Visit the Feis Rois web site- http://feisrois.org.uk

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