Johnston School Prior to Building Works

Johnston School £2.6m Building Works Underway!

Building works are now underway to redevelop Johnston School in Kirkcudbright into a Dark Skies Visitor Centre and Planetarium, a permanent venue for Kirkcudbright Youth Project, a store and workshop for Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities, offices for Kirkcudbright Development Trust, a casual meeting space, a Gin Distillery and Visitor Centre, a Pottery Business and a...

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...

Kirkcudbright Festival of Light

Creetown Initiative has been engaged by Kirkcudbright Development Trust to manage the development and fundraising of the Kirkcudbright Festival of Light. The Festival will be held on 5 – 14 October 2018, celebrating the opening of the new Kirkcudbright Art Gallery; a £3.1m publicly-funded, public art gallery, which will house internationally significant collections in the...

£1.44m Secured For Johnston School, Kirkcudbright

Creetown Initiative has successfully secured £180,000 from The Robertson Trust on behalf of Kirkcudbright Development Trust for the redevelopment of Johnston School in Kirkcudbright, taking the current funding total up to £1.44million! Other funders for this community-centred project include The Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund, The Holywood Trust, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Historic...

Waverley Hall Creetown

Scottish Government Funds Waverley Hall

Creetown Initiative is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application for funding to the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Communities Capital Fund. The £137,000 funding will be used (along with other funding) to refurbish and bring back into use, the Waverley Hall in Creetown. The Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is...

TGB Gatehouse

TGB Gatehouse is a church based organisation in Gatehouse of Fleet, which provides activity groups, including the arts, for primary aged children. The group now proposes to extend the scope of their activities and promote social justice through volunteering and intergenerational contacts and have engaged the services of Creetown Initiative. We are delighted to...