Creetown Initiative compiles and produces a 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 our office). It is also uploaded online – please click on the link here to access back copies of the Ferry News.
Each edition sees articles and updates from various different community groups, organisations, businesses and from our own projects at Creetown Initiative. We also have articles on the topic of local history and how life used to be in Creetown and welcome any creative submissions, for example poetry, short stories, photographs and paintings. Many people in the village look forward to receiving their free newsletter through their door and enjoy learning about the ‘goings on’ in the parish.
The origins of the Ferry News Letter dates back to WWII, when local community members worked together to produce a community newsletter to send to each man and woman from Kirkmabreck parish serving in the war. It was called the Ferry News Letter, issued quarterly, and was reinstated by Creetown Initiative in 2007 to continue to communicate local news to community members.
We rely on advertising to cover the printing costs of the newsletter, so please do contact Amy at email@example.com, phone 01671 820654 or pop into the Creetown Initiative office if you’re interested in advertising or have an article to submit.
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