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Featured Work from home Online interview Immediate startPosted by Tayvallich InitiativeUp to £275 per dayPart Time
We are looking for an experienced Project Development Manager who has the enthusiasm and versatility to help our community deliver its housing objectives. You will also have a successful track record in fundraising. This role is offered on a self-employed consultancy basis up to October 2025.
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Living in Kintyre
Campbeltown is the heart of Kintyre with its history of heavy industry and this legacy can be seen today in the wind turbine factory; it still retains its two other traditional industries, fishing and whisky.
Then there is the golf and in Kintyre they take their golf very seriously and so do a lot of other people.
Private jets land regularly at Campbeltown airport to unload parties of golfers to play Machrihanish with its proud claim of best first hole in the world – ‘designed by the Almighty for playing golf’. It is a classic links course, laid out by Old Tom Morris himself. Machrihanish Dunes is the newest golf course designed with Tom Morris’ legacy in mind.
The Trump empire came to Scotland to build a golf course, made a lot of noise and fell out with people. David Southworth came to Kintyre and built Machrihanish Dunes golf course, renovated two derelict hotels, created plenty of new jobs and has been described by Forbes Magazine as ‘the anti-Donald Trump’. Along with courses at Dunaverty and Carradale it all makes for a perfect golfing holiday between Kintyre, Arran, Ayrshire and Northern Ireland’s courses.
Farming and its support industries are another big employer here; the town has its own cheese-producing creamery. Ferry services have been reintroduced to the Ayrshire coast making Glasgow nearer and a foot-passenger service to Northern Ireland, both seasonal. Public sector jobs with Argyll and Bute Council and NHS Highland count amongst the largest employers but a community buy-out of the former airbase looks promising. The airbase is also home to a scheduled air service to Glasgow.
Kintyre’s remote location, nearer to Northern Ireland than Edinburgh, makes for a self-reliant community that provides its own entertainment and always makes sure there is something for its kids.
There is a flourishing music scene with a festival, brass and pipe bands with award-winning junior sections, a good local football league and the half-marathon through some stunning scenery attracts British and foreign competitors. The recently-built leisure centre and pool is full of clubs. It is also home to the oldest surviving cinema in the UK, due to re open soon after renovation. The beaches on the west side are fantastic with huge Atlantic rollers. Are you going to be one of the surfers who goes out before or after work, or both?
Kintyre is dotted with small villages with big senses of community, all set in stunning countryside.
And it is almost compulsory to sing Mull of Kintyre at any party here; former resident Sir Paul McCartney famously bought a farm and stayed here after The Beatles split.