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April 5, 2022

A very social network

One of the current hot trends in community ownership is pubs – especially pubs in the more remote spots. And there is nowhere in the country where you can pull a more remote pint than The Old Forge on the Knoydart Peninsula which the  locals have just purchased lock, stock and beer barrel. Plunkett Foundation in conjunction with Community Shares Scotland are hosting a series of networking events for groups who either already are or want to become community owned pubs. Next one is being hosted next month by the very stylishly refurbed and hospitable Black Bull in Gartmore.


Plunkett Foundation

A half day event for all Scottish community pub groups, whether just starting out or open and trading.

Join Plunkett Foundation for this free, informal event to meet other community pub groups, share ideas, network and learn about the journey of the Black Bull in Gartmore which was purchased by its local community in 2019 and today is at the heart of village life.

You can attend the event in person, there is plenty of free parking at the pub, or virtually. This is the place to register to attend in person, or if you want to attend virtually please go to the separate listing here to register and receive the Zoom link:

The pub’s website is here:

About the day

The event will be led by Peter Sunderland, Plunkett business adviser and Gartmore resident, who has been heavily involved not only with the Black Bull Hub and Pub, but also in the village’s community shop, one of the oldest community shops in Scotland.

The day will include a tour of the Black Bull, which offers accommodation as well as food and drink options, a talk about the pub’s journey, a tasty light lunch, advice on making the transition from ‘concept’ to ‘trading’ and a Q&A session. Plunkett staff will be on hand.

We look forward to meeting you there!