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June 27, 2018

Alchemy of community ownership

When a community takes ownership of an asset, be that a public toilet, a village hall or the land under their feet, something profound occurs which changes the way they think and feel about that asset. Although impossible to measure by any quantifiable metric, this collective ‘internal shift’ seems to release an energy that translates into a level of creative and entrepreneurial activity that simply didn’t exist beforehand. The massive former MOD base at Machrihanish is a case in point. Bought by the community for the princely sum of £1, there are now 212 people working across the site.



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Run by the community, for the community, we are the group that purchased the former RAF Machrihanish on the Kintyre peninsula for £1 from the Ministry of Defence.

Maximising benefit for our local area, our vision is to build a prosperous and sustainable future for our community by unlocking the potential of our properties and assets and acting as a platform for socio-economic growth in Kintyre.

We aim to work with local groups, businesses and entrepreneurs in exploring new ventures, events and innovative uses for the site, whilst steering the future development of the park in order to attract inward investment from diverse industries; creating more job opportunities and long term benefits for future generations.

Our unique properties and assets are available to let from MACC Developments Ltd, the trading arm of our company, with the park offering a secure and flexible location for a vast array of commercial developments, TV, film and events.

Our site has been shortlisted as one of eight potential locations for a UK Spaceport. Please visit Discover Space UK for updates on our bid.