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Community Action Plan for East Dumfriesshire

Creetown Initiative is delighted to have secured the contract to deliver a Community Action Plan for a number of communities across East Dumfriesshire. Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group is comprised of 5 local groups in East Dumfriesshire, which came together to form a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in order to receive and distribute...

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Wheels2Work

Our Wheels2Work scheme was a moped leasing scheme aimed at helping people overcome the initial problem of getting to work or training where no suitable alternative transport existed within Dumfries and Galloway. Our scheme was a whole new way of helping people make the most of opportunities in work, training or education. We had...

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Round House

In 2007 the Balloch Community Woodland Project decided to commission the creation of an interpretation shelter and meeting point at the Garrochar Wildlife Pond at the edge of the woodland. Galloway artists Alex Rigg and Gordon Donald designed the structure to be built using green oak and traditional techniques in a roundhouse shape. The...

Creetown Adamson Square

Adamson Square, Creetown

In an exciting remodelling exercise, internationally renowned sculptor Hideo Furuta was commissioned to work with Solway Heritage’s Landscape Architect, Nic Coombey, to develop our Town Square in 2005. Creetown Initiative worked with Hideo and the community to develop a design which reflected the culture and history of the village through the eyes of the...

Creehenge Stone Circle

In 2009 we carried out an arts project combining the woodland and local history and created a stone circle near the Creetown entrance to Balloch Wood. The stones were sourced from the re-development of Maryport Harbour across the Solway Firth in Cumbria, to be recycled into the interpretative circle. Granite was chosen to reflect...

Inspire Creetown Art Projects

We were successful in securing £60,000 from the Scottish Arts Council to do a year long arts project in the village in 2010. The project had 6 different strands to it, to try and encourage as many people as possible to participate in the arts. By the end over 1000 people were involved and...

Creetown MUGA

In 2008 we raised over £60,000 to restore the old tennis courts to create a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area). This facility is used regularly and has become very popular, especially with local young people....

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