Tarland Development Group (TDG) acquired charitable status in 2010 and became a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in 2014 (Registered Charity SC041598).
TDG is pleased to welcome Sam Foster of Rural Housing Scotland as our contracted Housing Development Worker, starting on 8 June 2020. Sam will be supporting the establishment of a new community organisation to drive forward solutions to meet Tarland’s housing need. He will lead community engagement activities, liaise with key partners, and identify opportunities for the community group to receive funding for project development. See the Facebook page for more information
The organisation’s purpose is the advancement of community development and in particular, promotion of the arts, culture, heritage, environmental enhancement and protection, and the provision of recreational activities: all within the Parish of Tarland and the Howe of Cromar in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire.
TDG has developed close working links with Cromar Community Council, The MacRobert Trust, Tarland Welfare Trust and Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust, who have assisted in the planning, funding and maintenance of projects.
Membership of TDG is open to anyone from the local area who shares the aims of the group, as set out in section 4 of the constitution, and who wishes to volunteer their time and expertise to support the work of the group. The group consists of members and up to 12 Trustees. The work of the group is project based, and members/trustees take on responsibility for supporting those projects which interest them. Funding for projects is sought from relevant funding bodies and agencies.
Trustees meetings are held every 6 weeks to review progress and develop action plans for new projects. Other members and interested parties may attend these meetings by invitation.
If you wish to become a member of Tarland Development Group (TDG), please download an application form.
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TDG welcomes approaches from anyone with an existing project or a proposed new project idea. They can be contacted at
TDG welcomes ideas for new projects that can be supported in their initial stages before becoming charities in their own right. Support includes management of finances, insurance and advice. Examples of such projects are The Cromar Future Group and Tarland Community Housing.