Tarbert Castle secured for the community and volunteer organisation Tarbert Conservation Initiative formed. This led to a major project for which a separate record was maintained showing progress, and an expenditure of £1M by 2013 with numerous supporting organisations FCS, Historic Scotland, Leader program and SRDP.  The Trust borrowed £100K (now repaid) from local community to achieve cash flow on £3/4M SRDP funding of Tower House consolidation on a 4 year rolling contract

These projects had considerable volunteer commitment.