Appin Community Co-operative - working in the heart of the community since 1984.
The village shop:
an essential service
The community co-op was formally set up as a friendly society company limited by guarantee in 1983. The co-op's aim was to protect the village shop which was an essential service in our fragile community and to help develop the local economy.
We took over Port Appin Stores in 1984 and have gone on to build a popular and successful business with store profits being ploughed back into the community. Since 1991, store profits fund, in part, the charitable support work of the Appin Community Trust.
In 2001 we built a new shop which are our current premises and in 2013 we took over the old shop again as a going concern - Appin Craft Shop.
Coop membership is open to anyone with Appin's interest at heart. Shares are fixed value at £50 each. One vote per shareholding (not per share). Shares are redeemable (as of right) upon leaving the area, death or hardship or at the discretion of the Management committee. Shareholders may apply for a shop account with the Manager's agreement. Such accounts must be cleared monthly.
If you would like to buy a share in the Appin Community Co-operative, download an application form here>.
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