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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

creetown produce market

Creetown Produce Market

Creetown Produce Market showcased the finest local food, produce and crafts from across Dumfries and Galloway. The market was held in Adamson Square on the 2nd Sunday of the month between April and September for four years. A festive Christmas Fair still takes place on the 2nd Sunday of December inside the Gem Rock Museum. The local produce...

Coldstream Community Action Plan

Since March 2016 we have been working on developing a new Community Action Plan for the community of Coldstream, in the Scottish Borders.  The plan is being designed to provide a researched, up-to-date understanding of Coldstream, and to propose appropriate actions for improvement and regeneration within six broad fields: Tourism, Retail, Industry, Young Families, the...

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