The Linen Bank, Dumfries

The Linen Bank, Dumfries

A former bank, and originally a restaurant, located on Queensbury Street in Dumfries town centre, is the subject of the newest contract for Creetown Initiative. A Unique Creative Community Space The Linen Bank is a 5 storey B-Listed building, latterly owned by Dumfries and Galloway Council Housing Services and has been identified by not-for-profit...

Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Development Trust

Creetown Initiative is working with Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Development Trust (PPCDT) to carry out community development work for an initial year. The rural communities of Pinwherry and Pinmore are located in South Ayrshire, approximately 2 miles apart and the combined population of both hamlets is approximately 300. The main objectives of PPCDT is...

Annan Library

Annan Day Centre

Creetown Initiative has been engaged to work with Annan Day Centre to establish the viability of the Day Centre moving premises into the former library in Annan, on Charles Street. Currently Annan Day Centre operates out of Market Hall, however the former library on Charles Street offers a dedicated stand-alone site with good parking...

Birchvale Players, Dalbeattie

Birchvale Players was formed in 1981 and has promoted interest and participation in theatrical activities including organising a regular programme of films and performances since then. They have operated from a wartime horsa hut in the grounds of the Primary School. In 2017 the committee commissioned a structural report on their existing theatre premises,...

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Past Projects

Moffat Community Nature Reserve Fundings raised for the restoration of a small loch, the addition of paths, viewing points and the planting of trees and shrubs. Moffat Town Hall Project review. Isle of Whithorn Assisted with the business plan for village hall.  The organisation has since received just under £1m Big Lottery funding. Dumfries...

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Staff

Creetown Initiative Consultancy Team Andrew Ward manages Creetown Initiative and the Barholm Enterprise consultancy, including its twelve staff, on a day to day basis as well as leading on numerous projects. Andrew has extensive knowledge and experience regarding Business Planning, Feasibility Studies, Consultation, Financial Management, Marketing, Heritage, Arts, Youth, Community Regeneration Training/Skills Gap Assessment...

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About Us

Creetown Initiative Ltd is a social enterprise, with the aims of improving life for people in rural communities.  Creetown Initiative Consultancy (now trading as Barholm Enterprise Ltd) started supporting other communities and projects in 2006. Our first consultancy project was to support the development and creation of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. Since...

Waverley Hall Creetown

Scottish Government Funds Waverley Hall

Creetown Initiative is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application for funding to the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Communities Capital Fund. The £137,000 funding will be used (along with other funding) to refurbish and bring back into use, the Waverley Hall in Creetown. The Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is...

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