Linlithgow Community Development Trust (LCDT)
Linlithgow Community Development Trust (LCDT) was established in 2012 with the following aim:
“To make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community-led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.” LCDT is owned and managed by members of the Trust. Membership is open to everyone as defined within the Trust’s constitution.
LCDT is currently developing a number of local projects, one of which is the ‘Linlith-Go-Solar’ project.
Linlithgow gets 1299 hours of sunshine per year – higher than the Scottish Average. It is, therefore, no surprise that it has one of the highest numbers of solar panel installations per head in Scotland.
Linlith-Go-Solar is seeking to capitalise on that situation by assisting local organisations to secure the economic and environmental benefits of Solar Energy.
Linlith-Go-Solar is overseen by LCDT in partnership with the local community and a local energy partnership group. LCDT is working alongside Linlithgow Rugby Club to put solar panels on the roof of their training facility. It is hoped that this pilot will then be extended to other community organisations so the benefits are felt across the whole community.
LCDT is being supported by Scottish Communities Finance Ltd, who will issue, administer and assist to promote the bonds to local people and local businesses.