The former school house at 17 Manse Road has been vacant for over 7 years. Currently owned by Highland Council, the Kinlochbervie Community Company is in the final stages of signing a long-term lease for the property (20 years). We are also in the process of applying for funding for essential repairs. We intend to bring the house up to a habitable state and to make it available for rent as family accommodation. The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust have drawn up a draft proposal for managing the property on our behalf. Any revenue from rental of the property would help support other initiatives of the Community Company such as acquiring the house next door at 18 Manse Road which became vacant in September.