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Barholm Accommodation

In 2011 the Barholm Arms (or ‘The Ponda’ as it was locally known) closed permanently. After a few years the condition of the building deteriorated and became an eyesore on Creetown’s main street. Creetown Initiative purchased the building and secured £890,000 from the National Lottery to redevelop it into an Enterprise Centre. The aim...

Waverley Hall, Creetown

Creetown Initiative owns and manages the Waverley Hall on St John Street, Creetown, which is available to hire for community groups, businesses, private hire (e.g. parties) and organisations. After being permanently closed by the Council in 2013, Creetown Initiative acquired the hall, secured funding to refurbish the building, and reopened the hall in 2016....

Wheels4Creetown Car Hire

Creetown Initiative has a car hire scheme, Wheels4Creetown, available for local people, visitors to the village and also guests of Barholm Accommodation. Wheels4Creetown Car Hire provides access to cars without the burden of ownership. It’s perfect residents who only wish to drive occasionally and don’t want the large costs and time involved in owning a car. It’s also a...

Creetown Youth Friday Night Sports

Friday night is Sport Night! Creetown Initiative’s youth work team run youth sports sessions on Friday evenings, term time, from the Waverley Hall. The junior session is for children aged 5 – 9 and runs 6pm – 7pm, and the senior session is for young people aged 10 – 17, 7pm – 8pm. The...

Barholm Arts and Crafts

Barholm Arts and Crafts is home to a group of talented artists and designers. With an impressive collection of artwork, designer knitwear, jewellery, woodturning and unique handmade gifts, you are sure to find something to remind you of your visit to Dumfries and Galloway. The shop is located at the front of the Barholm...

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,...

Creetown Senior Youth Club

Creetown Initiative’s Youth Work Team runs Creetown Senior Youth Club on Thursday nights at the Creetown Youth and Leisure Hall. The youth club is for young people in S1 – S6/age 17/college and is open 7pm – 9pm. The team is comprised of Amy, Jody, Stacey and June. Each session costs £1 per young...

Ferry Friends

Ferry Friends is our community project for the older members of Creetown and the parish of Kirkmabreck. We offer activities that aim to improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness and isolation among our senior citizens. Activities and Events Ferry Friends aims to promote social interaction through providing a range of activities that the people of...

Barholm Cycle Hire

Barholm Cycle Hire is located to the rear of the Barholm building on the main street of Creetown. It offers a wide range of bicycles to rent for either a full or half day. There are manual bikes in both adult and child sizes, as well as electric bikes and safety equipment available for...

Ferry News

Creetown Initiative compiles and produces a 3 or 4 monthly 8-page full colour newsletter called the Ferry News. It is distributed to every household in Creetown and Carsluith and is also placed in each local business (Creetown Stores, Creetown Service Station and Garage, Gem Rock Museum, Ellangowan Hotel, The Lairds Inn, Barholm Accommodation and...

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