The Gathering & AGM – Sat 5 Nov 2016

Invitations to communities from in and around the National Park are now being issued for this year’s Gathering.

Some of you may remember from our prize raffle at last year’s Gathering that together you managed to raise over two hundred pounds towards funding a project very close to Gartmore’s heart. On Saturday 5th November at The Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen, this year our raffle will just be one of many highlights and to get your creative juices flowing we will be exploring the theme of ‘Arts and Innovation in the Park’.  As we celebrate the year of innovation, architecture and design we take a look at some of the amazing arts and innovation projects happening in your park and discover how your community can profit from its creativity!

Special features for this year’s Gathering;

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  • Inspirational speakers
  • Themed mini workshops
  • Community Champion Awards
  • Market place
  • Prize Raffle
  • Entertainment
  • Great food, great networking
  • Volunteering opportunities

We will also be announcing the winners of our photography competition with images of the people, places, projects and partnerships that inspire  you. To enter our competition follow the link CP Photography Competition

Registration starts from 9.30am. Guests will receive complimentary refreshments and a two course dinner in the ‘Leaping Salmon’. We may also have some light musical entertainment! More details and programme to follow.

Invitation to event

This event is FREE for all CP members and guests to attend. Invitations and AGM papers will be sent out in the week commencing 5 September or you can get in touch to book your place now.

Places are available to Community interest groups, Community Councils and Community Development Trusts in the Park and limited to two people per group.  Gathering Booking form available to download: AGM & Gathering 2016- Booking Form

Market Place

If you are a community project or community group and would like a space at this years Gathering please get in touch. Spaces will be limited (and are free) with the option of display boards . Please get in touch to discuss if you would like to participate by calling Marie on 01389 722639 or dropping an email to

  • Community Food Heritage WW1 - present (Drymen Heritage Group)

Community Champion Awards

Nominations are now being sought for this years categories:

  • Long Standing Champion
  • Rising Champion
  • Young Artist of the Year
  • Champion Community 2016

Follow the link to find out more details of this year’s categories and how to apply Community Champion Awards – How to nominate