An Crùbh

An Crùbh (The Hub) is a café, a shop, post office and events space at the centre of our community. Tha fàilte romhaibh!

Our Community Hub

An Crùbh was built by the local community as a place to meet and enjoy good food and great coffee. A place that serves the community and its visitors. Our shop is a well-stocked general store, selling essentials as well as some wonderful local products and gifts. The Isle Ornsay Post Office is based in the building and there is a flexible gathering space which hosts all sorts of events. An Crùbh offers a warm welcome to locals, families and visitors alike.

Project Key Points

  • Funding: £1,000,000
  • Aim: Local shop and café, hall for activities and a place to meet and socialise
  • Timeline: 2011-present
  • Benefits: Community shop, post office, café and flexible gathering space; local jobs and community income.

Three things were at the top of the community’s wish list – a shop, a proper hall for activities, and a place to meet and socialise. Thus, the idea for An Crùbh was born. The journey to build An Crùbh began in 2011. We received generous support from The Big Lottery Fund, The Coastal Communities Fund, Highland Council, The Robertson Trust, HIE, Fearann Eilean Iarmain, Camuscross & Duisdale Initiative Fundraising Group and architects WT Architecture. The Common Grazings Shareholders were also very generous in their support of the project. The local community gave of their time and effort very generously. And at the beginning of 2016 the children of Camuscross and Duisdale cut the first sod. The building that came out of that journey is a model for how small communities can develop and bring vibrancy to an area.


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