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 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...

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...

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...

Ferry Friends – Official Launch!

Creetown Initiative’s Ferry Friends is delighted to announce the official launch of our new project for the older generation of Creetown and surrounding area. We will be holding a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in the Waverley Hall, Creetown, 11am – 1pm. This event is open to older people, those who work...

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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