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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...

Round House Blossom

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....

Creative Places

In January 2012, we were awarded a Creative Scotland Creative Places Special Award to develop arts projects in the village, as part of the Creative Scotland’s aim to celebrate the value of creativity to the social and economic wellbeing of smaller communities across Scotland. This award was match funded by LEADER and enabled us...

Day of the Region

In 2012 we took part in the Day of the Region events. Overall the project was successful and pleasingly, we were in a position to take part and had the capacity to manage the project. These events happen in nominated rural towns all across Europe over a weekend in October, with the aim of...

bee conservation project

Bee Conservation Project

In 2007, Balloch Wood Community Project first proposed the idea of putting together a Honey Bee project. The idea behind such a project was that it would complement the ethos and work of the Balloch Wood Community Project: management of the woodland in order to preserve the natural resources and increase biodiversity. Creetown Initiative...

Creetown KGV Park Regeneration

In 2010, Kirkmabreck Community Council invited Creetown Initiative to undertake a community consultation to decide what regeneration work the community would like to have done in Creetown’s King George V Playing Field. Community Consultation Every household in the parish was contacted to ask for their views, community groups were approached, an open day was...

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