Projects

Our Consultancy Projects

Am Fasgadh Regeneration Company (Kingussie) Ltd (ARC)
Contracted by ARC to undertake rigorous assessment of potential markets for the development of The Cairngorms Centre, including market research, funding assistance and business planning.

Sorbie Tower
Contracted by the Clan Hannay Society to carry out an options appraisal for Sorbie Tower, the Clan Seat.  Sorbie Tower is a 15th century tower house which is currently maintained as a ruin.

Stranraer BID (Business Improvement District)
Worked with the Stranraer BID Steering Group, BIDs Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway Council, we were contracted to co-ordinate the development of the BID over a fourteen month period leading up to the BID ballot.

Newton Stewart Park Project
Work has just started to support this group’s project to develop a park area and to create a new Community Initiative group.  Funding secured so far £10,000.

Donald Watson Visitor Centre
Worked with the Glenkens Community and Arts Trust to prepare a Stage 1 HLF application.

Moat Brae
Engaged to assist with the fund raising effort.  Contracted for 25 days.

Moniaive
Trained and mentored their new community project worker providing 6 weeks intensive training.

Whithorn Trust 
Advised and mentored the Transition Project Manager for the Heritage Lottery Transition Project.

SNH and Southern Upland Partnership
Carried out a six month community consultation supporting the development of the Dumfries & South Ayrshire Biosphere.

Stranraer Credit Union
Carried out a major business review and feasibility study.  Funds secured £10,000.

Newton Stewart Rugby Club
Secured funds to employ a rugby development worker.  Total £70,000.

The Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Secured £1.1m towards the redevelopment of the theatre.  Work also carried out on audience development, governance and marketing.

 

 

Braemar Castle (The Pool)
Secured funds from Historic Scotland to refurbish this Grade A-listed building.  Also developed a business and development plan for the longer term project.  Total funds secured £144,000.

 

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 Credit Union
Business review.

Crook Inn, Tweedsmuir
Carried out a community consultation.

Cree Valley Community Woodland
Fundraising assistance and mentoring support with Heritage Lottery Transition Project.

Meikle Larg, Crocketford
Investigated the possibility of buying a former poultry farm and associated land and developing it into a community farm.  The site extends to approximately 3 hectares and includes a dwelling house, 3 poultry units, steading buildings and agricultural land. A feasibility study and business plan were generated for Crocketford Community Initiative.

Auchencairn
Creation of a feasibility study to support the local community who are taking over their local public house.

Mossblown
Redevelopment of the community building project action plan.

Muirhouse  (The Pool)
Carried out a business review and created a funding strategy for Muirhouse Millenium Centre in Edinburgh.

Caol (Fort William)  (The Pool)
Created a business plan to assist the community taking ownership of a large community centre.

CAOS – Community Arts Open Space
Carried out a business review, business strategy and funding strategy for a community arts organisation in Clydebank, Glasgow. The organisation has transformed life for residents by providing many arts opportunities, including multi-media, drama, dance, film, music and visual arts.

Buchanhaven (The Pool)
Community asset transfer and feasibility study for an old school building.

Linlithgow (The Pool)
Funding strategy and business plan for a number of civic buildings.

We have also provided advice and minor support to the following projects or groups :-

The Mill on the Fleet,  Kirkcudbright Parish Church, Drommore Community Centre, Newton Stewart Cinema, Moniaive Community Council, Calgow Riding School, Carsphairn Community Council, Johnstone School Project Kirkcudbright, Stewartry Rugby Club, Devil’s Porridge Museum, Newton Stewart Museum, Newton Stewart Drama Group, Gatehouse of Fleet Tennis Club, Maclaurin Gallery, Alloway, Newton Stewart Day Centre.