New Community Asset Transfer bid for Raddery House and wood

02 June 2023

Raddery House limited is consulting with communities on its plans for Raddery House.  As part of this process Bev Smith and Douglas Stuart will explain their project at a meeting of Ferintosh Community Council in Ferintosh Hall on Wednesday 14 June at 7.15.


Bev Smith has sent an email drawing attention to an application for a Community Asset Transfer of Raddery House and wood to a company set up to promote an ambitious scheme for the its rehabilitation and community use, and asking recipients to publicise a survey which forms part of the public consultation on the scheme.

Bev is one of eight directors of Raddery House Limited, a company set up in November 2022 with a vision  'to develop the derelict Raddery House into fully adapted respite holiday accommodation for families with children with cancer and life-shortening illnesses, and to develop the buildings and grounds within the remainder of the seven-acre campus into a vibrant community hub.'

The company has drawn up a comprehensive business plan for the staged development of the 'campus', and has already engaged in direct consultation with neighbouring residents, a large majority of whom have expressed support for the project.  They have now launched an online survey to seek the views of the wider Black Isle community.

The Asset Transfer application was made in November 2022 and details can be found on Highland Council's website.

An article about the project appeared in the Press & Journal on 29 April.
P&J article and list of RHL directors.

Raddery House



We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.