Community Survey 

Have Your Say

Help us update the Community Development Plan for Lochcarron by answering the questions below. The plan was designed 10 years ago and good progress has been made on issues that were highlighted in the previous survey. Several long-term projects that resulted from this survey are still ongoing, we now need to look further ahead to future projects. Your input is important; it will help to shape the future of your community and help access support from a wide range of sources in the future.

LCDC, with funding from HIE, have commission SKS Scotland to carry out the community survey and update the Community Development Plan. More information can be found on

No identifiable information will be shared with anyone outwith the research team. If you require any help with this survey, please email

The questionnaire should be completed by a person aged 16 or over, but please try to take account of all household members when giving your views.

Please complete this survey by 20 July 2020.

Thank You

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* 1. To what extent do you feel your community caters for the following groups?

  To a great extent To some extent Not really Not at all Don't know
Parents and toddlers
Young children
New residents to the area
People of working age
People of retirement age
Minority groups

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* 2. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements. Lochcarron/Kishorn has:

  Agree Strongly Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Disagree strongly
Adequate private housing
Adequate social housing
Good local shopping facilities
Good primary school
Good access to secondary school
An accessible GP surgery
Adequate roads
Adequate public transport
Appropriate job opportunities (all people)
Appropriate job opportunities (young people)
Good public access to rural areas (paths, cycle, routes etc)
Access to recreation and leisure facilities
Good community relations
Ways of making my voice heard in the community
An inclusive community (accepting of differing faiths, race etc)

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* 3. What specific suggestions do you have for improvements in your local area? Please prioritise the ideas below; 1 = highest priority and 5 = lowest priority.

  1 2 3 4 5
Measurers to tackle climate change
Improved access to outdoor activities
Installation of electric vehicle chargers
Improved internet broadband
Improved communication and information across the community
Improved promotion of the North Coast 500
Develop Kirkton Woodlands area as a tourist attraction (and job opportunities)
Develop more water-based activities
Outdoor gym equipment
Support for older people who may be isolated or need care in their own homes
More volunteers within the community

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* 4. We listed ideas above, but you may have specific things you think are needed in your community. (We ask for a long-term focus, rather than ideas based on the current Covid-19 projects.) Please use this space to tell us. For each idea you have, please:
  • Describe the idea
  • Tell us how it would benefit Lochcarron/Kishorn
  • Tell us how you think the idea could be delivered

Lastly, a bit about you. (We only need this information so that we know who this survey has reached.)

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* 5. Which age group are you:

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* 6. Are you:

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* 7. How long have you lived in the Lochcarron/Kishorn area?

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.