Vote for Ferry Friends for Funding!

Ferry Friends, our community project for over 60s in our parish, has been shortlisted as finalists in the running to receive funding from Dumfries and Galloway Council fund, “Your Community, Your Money, You Decide”. It now all comes down to a community vote to determine the winner of the funding. How to Vote You...

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...