Furnace Community Council

NOTES OF MEETING OF 24th January 2019

PRESENT: L Syed (Chair), P Whale, R Tott, Sharon MacInnes, V Whale

ALSO PRESENT: Councillor Douglas Philand , Hazel Gray, Mark Boyd, Val Whale, Dougie Smylie

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENSE: Martin Wilson (Police Scotland)


Concerns still surround the noise from the quarry made worse since the removal of trees which buffered the sound. Lorries have also been seen moving at 7am. Lack of blasting information has been raised informally. Councillor Douglas Philand to make enquiries.


  • The new bank account is now up and running.
  • The requested salt spreader is being purchased.


All expressed concern over lack of lighting supplied to the village during the festive period. A cherry picker was made available but, despite being in the area, was not put to use by the operative. The council was not informed of the grant given to cover costs of transferring responsibility from council to community council for Christmas lighting. The council is determined that this is not repeated and will look to train up an electrician(s) to ERG39 standard.

We need to raise money to do our own lights from now on.


No applications have been received.


7.30pm in Furnace Village Hall. This meeting will be publicised in Everything Furnace Facebook page, the Furnace Website and posters around the village.

1 Comment

  1. Glyn Molyneux on 22nd May 2019 at 11:59 am

    Community Council Members,
    As part of a scheme looking at the 40mph speed limit between Furnace and Cumlodden, BEAR Scotland (working on behalf of Transport Scotland) are looking into providing new village name plate signs for Cumlodden on the A83. The proposed locations will be a suitable point between the large layby to the south of the Furnace village name plate and Cumlodden church. The other end will be a suitable location between the 40mph terminal signs and the row of cottages Coille Mhinnean. Can you please therefore confirm if Cumlodden has a Gaelic bi-lingual equivalent to be used on the village name plate.
    Many thanks,

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