We have had some news about the grant application to buy the pub and coach house and unfortunately they have asked us to go back and look at the financial projections and resubmit. They loved the ideas, plans and dedication and can see the need but just wanted some reassurance regarding the projected financials.
However, as Angela’s circumstances have changed and she now has Emily on the team we think that it would be wise to hang fire and think carefully about the best way forward before making any resubmission.
We hope that everyone will support Emily and Angela as they continue to work hard together at the Thistle, as they have told us that they are now keen to grow the business as a family rather than sell the pub. We truly appreciate their dedication in providing this valuable service to our community and wish them great success.
We will keep you all informed of any further developments, but feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or thoughts.
We now have a social enterprise company set up so we had better come up with some ideas!
All the best and see you in the pub!
Westruther Community Enterprise Society Limited committee