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...

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...

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...

Christmas Craft Fair 2017

Creetown Craft and Produce Fair THIS SUNDAY!

Creetown Craft and Produce Fair will be running this Sunday 10th December in the Gem Rock Museum 10am – 3pm. The fair will host a large selection of high quality locally produced crafts, arts, meats, preserves. Also spices, pottery, jewellery, knitwear, baking, pies, cakes, wood carvings, dog treats, handmade books, wreaths, personalised goods, rugs,...

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