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Hello, and welcome to the new website dedicated to keeping you informed about the developments of the Westruther Community Project.

The Project exists to explore the possibility of a community buyout and development of our much loved local pub and restaurant, The Old Thistle Inn. We are also looking into the options around purchase of the adjoining Coach House, with the view to reuniting both properties and maximising their joint potential for the benefit of the local, and wider, community.

You may already be aware that a Steering Group has been formed and grants have been obtained. The group is currently looking into various things in collaboration with independent consultants, including:

  • Building surveys and valuation reports
  • Business feasibility studies
  • Optimal floorplans and layouts of the combined properties
  • Structures to obtain required funding, which may eventually include a community share scheme.

The most important thing for the Steering Group is keeping everyone in the community informed and involved along the way.

The best way to do this is to go to the News section, where project updates, useful information, public consultation announcements and newsletters will be posted.

At the bottom of that page you’ll see a “follow” button, like this:

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Just click on this button and enter your email address to receive a notification as soon as new information is posted to the site.

If you have any questions, please visit the contact page and get in touch.

 

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