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Derelict Barholm pub is transformed

BARHOLM – BRAND NEW EN-SUITE, AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE IN CREETOWN We are excited to announce that Barholm Accommodation is now open for bookings! Barholm offers pleasant, comfortable accommodation to suit shared occupancy, as well as double and single private rooms, all en-suite. Perfect for families, couples, travellers, visitors, outdoor enthusiasts and dogs are welcome...

Creetown Initiative to Work With Let’s Get Sporty!

Creetown Initiative has recently been engaged by Let’s Get Sporty, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Dumfries and Galloway, who provide sports and coaching mentoring, training and employment for young people. We will be working with Let’s Get Sporty to develop a new sport and community facility in Dumfries....

Big Welcome to Our New Staff

Creetown Initiative welcomes new staff members:- Elaine is a Director/Company Secretary of WRDC, after working there for over 32 years as a full time employee – running the Trust on a day to day basis, giving out loans, client interviews, project work/management (on behalf of the Council and Scottish Enterprise, including Foot and Mouth...

Stranraer in Bloom

Creetown Initiative has supported the development of ‘Stranraer in Bloom’ , as part of our work with Stranraer Development Trust. £10,000 was raised from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to purchase specially designed self-watering planters for the town centre of Stranraer.  The funds also paid for compost and plants to create a range of...

Stranraer Resilience Fund – Helping Communities

Creetown Initiative has been supporting Stranraer Development Trust to set up the Stranraer Resilience Fund. This is an opportunity for local community groups and organisations to apply for funds to alleviate the effects of welfare reform in disadvantaged communities in Stranraer. It is being supported by the Scottish Government via Development Trust Association Scotland....

Canonbie Community Action Plan

We have recently been engaged by Canonbie and District Residents Association (CaDRA) to carry out a Community Action Plan for Canonbie. Although 75 miles away from Creetown with a 1 hour 40 minute drive time, Canonbie is located in our massive home county of Dumfries and Galloway. CaDRA was granted charitable status as a...

Two New Consultancy Projects for Creetown Initiative!

We have two new exciting consultancy projects to work on, here at Creetown Initiative! We have just begun working with Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust and our role will be to mentor their transition project to become more sustainable. CVCWT is a partnership between Dumfries and Galloway Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage,...

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